French Fiction

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The Count Of Monte Cristo

The Count Of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas, often considered one of Dumas' most popular works alongside The Three Musketeers. The story takes place in France, Italy, and islands in the Mediterranean during the historical events of the Bourbon Restoration through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. It tells an incredible story of vengeance, following the journey of a wrongfully imprisoned man.
Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary is Gustave Flaubert's first novel and considered his masterpiece. The story focuses on a doctor's wife, Emma Bovary, who has adulterous affairs and lives beyond her means in order to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life. Though the basic plot is rather simple, even archetypal, the novel's true art lies in its details and hidden patterns.
Les Miserables

Les Miserables

by Victor Hugo

Considered one of the
greatest novels of the 19th century, Les Miserables (translated variously from
French as The Miserable Ones, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, The Victims) is
a French historical novel by Victor Hugo. The story follows the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean from 1815 through the 1832 Rebellion in Paris. Les Miserables' beloved story of redemption encourages compassion and hope in the face of adversity and injustice.   The epic novel is divided in
five volumes,... Read more
Candide

Candide

by Voltaire

Candide, ou l'Optimisme (in French) is a French satire written in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: or, Optimism (1947). The novella begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply optimism) by his tutor, Pangloss.
Swann's Way

Swann's Way

by Marcel Proust

Since the original prewar translation there has been no completely new rendering of the French original into English. This translation brings to the fore a more sharply engaged, comic and lucid Proust. IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME is one of the greatest,most entertaining reading experiences in any language. As the great story unfolds from its magical opening scenes to its devastating end, it is the Penguin Proust that makes Proust accessible to a new generation. Each volume is translated by a different, superb... Read more
Nana

Nana

by Emile Zola

A neuf heures, la salle du theatre des Varietes etait encore vide. Quelques personnes, au balcon et a l'orchestre, attendaient, perdues parmi les fauteuils de velours grenat, dans le petit jour du lustre a demi-feux. Une ombre noyait la grande tache rouge du rideau; et pas un bruit ne venait de la scene, la rampe eteinte, les pupitres des musiciens debandes. En haut seulement, a la troisieme galerie, autour de la rotonde du plafond ou des femmes et des enfants nus prenaient leur volee dans un ciel verdi... Read more
Remembrance Of Things Past

Remembrance Of Things Past

by Marcel Proust

Since the original prewar translation there has been no completely new rendering of the French original into English. This translation brings to the fore a more sharply engaged, comic and lucid Proust. IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME is one of the greatest,most entertaining reading experiences in any language. As the great story unfolds from its magical opening scenes to its devastating end, it is the Penguin Proust that makes Proust accessible to a new generation. Each volume is translated by a different, superb... Read more
Germinal

Germinal

by Emile Zola

The thirteenth novel in Emile Zola's great Rougon-Macquart sequence, Germinal expresses outrage at the exploitation of the many by the few, but also shows humanity's capacity for compassion and hope.Etienne Lantier, an unemployed railway worker, is a clever but uneducated young man with a dangerous temper. Forced to take a back-breaking job at Le Voreux mine when he cannot get other work, he discovers that his fellow miners are ill, hungry, and in debt, unable to feed and clothe their families. When... Read more
Notre-Dame De Paris

Notre-Dame De Paris

by Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo’s famous French Gothic novel, Notre-Dame de Paris (also called The Hunchback of Notre-Dame), was originally published in 1831. It is set in Paris during the 15th century. It follows Quasimodo, a disabled bell-ringer, on his quest for love from the beautiful dancer, Esmerelda. The first edition, titled Notre-Dame de Paris, was written in French and published by Gosselin on the 16th of March, 1831, in Paris, France. Since then, the novel has been through numerous editions and has been... Read more
Mademoiselle De Maupin

Mademoiselle De Maupin

by Theophile Gautier

An influential novelist's shocking tale of sexual deception draws readers into the bedrooms and boudoirs of a French château in a compelling exploration of desire and sexual intrigue.
Bonjour Tristesse

Bonjour Tristesse

by Francoise Sagan

Bonjour Tristesse (in English, Hello Sadness) is a novel by Françoise Sagan. Published in 1954, when the author was only eighteen, it caused an overnight sensation. The title is derived from a poem by Paul Éluard, "À peine défigurée," which begins with the lines "Adieu tristesse/ Bonjour tristesse... " The 1958 film Bonjour Tristesse featured Geoffrey Horne, Deborah Kerr, Jean Seberg and David Niven as the lead actors. The music was composed by Georges Auric.
Jean Christophe

Jean Christophe

by Romain Rolland

Jean-Christophe is a novel sequence, written in the "bildungsroman" fashion, in ten volumes by Romain Rolland published between 1904 and 1912, for which he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915. It was translated into English by Gilbert Cannan. The first four volumes are sometimes grouped as Jean-Christophe, the next three as Jean-Christophe à Paris, and the last three as La fin du voyage ("Journey's End").
Bel-Ami

Bel-Ami

by Guy De Maupassant

Bel Ami, published in 1885, is French author Guy de Maupassant's second novel. It is the story of journalist Georges Duroy.
The Charterhouse Of Parma

The Charterhouse Of Parma

by Stendhal

Includes bibliographical references.
Death On the Installment Plan

Death On the Installment Plan

by Louis-Ferdinand Celine

The Thief's Journal

The Thief's Journal

by Jean Genet

Journey To the End Of the Night

Journey To the End Of the Night

by Louis-Ferdinand Celine

The Revolt Of the Angels

The Revolt Of the Angels

by Anatole France

Les Fleurs Du Mal

Les Fleurs Du Mal

by Charles Baudelaire

Salammbo

Salammbo

by Gustave Flaubert

Wind, Sand and Stars

Wind, Sand and Stars

by Antoine De Saint Exupery

Papillon

Papillon

by Henri Charriere

The Flowers Of Evil

The Flowers Of Evil

by Charles Baudelaire

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A Woman's Life

by Guy De Maupassant

Jeanne, ayant fini ses malles, s'approcha de la fenetre, mais la pluie ne cessait pas. L'averse, toute la nuit, avait sonne contre les carreaux et les toits. Le ciel bas et charge d'eau semblait creve, se vidant sur la terre, la delayant en bouillie, la fondant comme du sucre. Des rafales passaient pleines d'une chaleur lourde. Le ronflement des ruisseaux debordes emplissait les rues desertes ou les maisons, comme des eponges, buvaient l'humidite qui penetrait au-dedans et faisait suer les murs de la... Read more

French Fiction Books & Ephemera

Wind, Sand Und Sterne

Wind, Sand Und Sterne

by Saint-Exupery, Antoine De

The Elementary Particles

The Elementary Particles

by Houellebecq, Michel

La Cle Sur La Porte

La Cle Sur La Porte

by Marie Cardinal

The Count Of Monte Cristo

The Count Of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

2001. Soft Cover. Very Good. Not Ex-Library Copy.Trade Paperback Edition.Nice Copy .Text Unmarked.Binding Is Solid.Corners Slightly Bumped.Not Ex-Library Copy.
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$4.50
LETTRES DE MON MOULIN

LETTRES DE MON MOULIN

by DAUDET, ALPHONSE

Paperback. Very Good.
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£2.28
Jean-Christophe: Dawn, Morning, Youth, Revolt

Jean-Christophe: Dawn, Morning, Youth, Revolt

by Rolland Romain

Hardback. New.
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£73.67
Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 1 by Marcel Proust

Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 1 by Marcel Proust

by Proust, Marcel

Paperback. Very Good.
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£19.99
The Count of Monte Cristo (Border's Classics)

The Count of Monte Cristo (Border's Classics)

by Dumas, Alexandre

Borders Classics, 2006. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$6.73
Candide and Other Stories

Candide and Other Stories

by Voltaire, F. M.; Pearson, Roger [Translator]

New York: Everyman's Library, Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Near Fine in hardcover. 21 by 13 cm. 307 pages. Green cover with gilt lettering on spine. Green page marker ribbon. Number 130 in the Everyman's Library series. Very light wear to edges only. Bright, clean..
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$20.00
Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

This book is in very good condition for age (1979). There are some creases in the back cover. The cover is otherwise shiny and smooth. The pages are crisp and clean with no writing, marks or tears on the cover or pages. Despite the minor imperfections, this book is in good condition.
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$8.25
Les Miserables

Les Miserables

by Hugo, Victor

New York, NY: Modern Library. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Reprint, Toledano binding style G5, 8vo, green cloth, blank endpapers, 370 titles listed on interior of dust jacket, 1.222 pages; wear at extremities, small faint damp stain at top edge of rear endpaper, edge worn dust jacket with chipping and a few small tears at extremities, tide mark along rear flap hinge, now in protective mylar cover.
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$25.00
Les Oeuvres

Les Oeuvres

by Villon, Francois (Fernand Hazan, Editeur)

France: Librairie Rombaldi. Very Good. 1945. Hardcover. PLEASE NOTE: TEXT IN FRENCH - A Very Good hardcover without dustjacket, bound in beige cloth with black and gold stamped motif on covers. Boards and spine are very lightly soiled, with bumping to spine ends and corners. Internally, no writing or stamps, clean ivoried India paper leaves, printed in black and red. This edition does NOT contain illustrations. Carefully packaged and posted within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland.; 16mo... Read more
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£29.95
Madame Bovary.

Madame Bovary.

by Flaubert, Gustave

Paris:: Michel Levy Freres,, 1857.. First edition. 1/4 Leather. Very Good. 12mo. 2 volumes, 490 pp total. 1st edition, 1st issue. V. 1 dedicated to Senart, rather than "Senard" of later printings (as per Dumesnil and Demorest's Bibliographie de Gustave Flaubert). Attractively bound in quarter red morocco and marbled boards, with raised bands and gilt titles on spines. Spotting to endpapers, some edgewear to boards. Previous owner name crossed out on half-title of V. 1. Important edition... Read more
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$4,500.00
Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Flaubert, Gustave

U.S.: Pocket 240, 1943. Solid with a scratch on the bottom of the front cover and the covers show light wear.. 1st Printing. Paperback. Very Good.
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$5.25
A Proust Souvenir

A Proust Souvenir

by Adams, William Howard; Paul Nadar

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1984. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0297785443 . Photographs by Paul Nadar. A bump to the top corners, and the front board is bowed. Sunning to the dust jacket spine. Gathers fifty-four portraits of people who served as inspiration for characters in Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, and discusses the background of each figure.; 128 pages .
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$29.00
Le Temple de Gnide

Le Temple de Gnide

by Eisen, Charles-Dominique-Joseph (1720-1778) and Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu. Noël Le Mire; N Thomas; Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier

Paris: Chez Bozérian. Chez Déterville. Didot Jeune, 1794. Full Calf. Very Good. Stunning color plates accompanying three works contained in this large paper edition. Folio, 33 by 25.5 cm. 153 pp. 12 color plates, including frontis, printed in color and finished by hand. Ten of these by Le Mire after Charles Eisen -- these relate to the principal work, "Le Temple de Gnide" and also "Céphise et lAmour". The two other plates are by Thomas after Le Barbier and these accompany "Arsace et Isménie".... Read more
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$8,500.00
Private Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte

Private Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte

by Bourrienne, Louis Antoine Fauvelet De

London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830 Four volumes. First edition, extra illustrated with 139 views and portraits, 32 of which are hand-colored. Finely bound by Bayntun in crushed dark navy morocco, gilt borders to boards with decorative designs at corners, titles and designs in gilt to spine, gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A near fine and sturdy set with light wear along outer hinges, offsetting to endpapers, and a very shallow chip to head of spine on Vol III. Overall, a... Read more
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$2,500.00
Les Miserables: Abridged - Scholar's Choice Edition
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£23.28
Mademoiselle de Maupin

Mademoiselle de Maupin

by GAUTIER, Theophile

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1943. Hardcover. Introduction by Jacques Barzun. Illustrations by Andre Dugo. 4to. Quarter burgundy morocco with gilt-lettered green cloth spine label and blue paper over boards, slipcase. xliii, 300pp. Hand-colored full-page line drawings. Fine/very good. Slipcase a tad sunned and edgeworn. Handsome, tight and bright copy of this fiction -- first published in 1835 -- base on the real-life 17th century French opera singer. Colophon at rear notes smaller wartime... Read more
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$200.00
Les Miserables: Abridged

Les Miserables: Abridged

by Victor Hugo

Hardback. New.
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£28.69
Bel-Ami

Bel-Ami

by Maupassant, Guy De

British: Penguin L115, 1961. Solid with a small stain on the back cover and the covers show light wear.. 1st Printing. Paperback. Very Good.
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$7.00
The Count of Monte Cristo (Talking Classics)

The Count of Monte Cristo (Talking Classics)

by Dumas, Alexandre

Paperback. Like New.
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£6.79
The Count Of Monte Cristo

The Count Of Monte Cristo

by Alexandre Dumas

2002. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Not Ex-Library Copy.Trade Paperback Edition.Text Unmarked.Binding Is Solid.Corners Slightly Bumped.Not Ex-Library Copy.
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$5.99
Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

El Mundo, Unidad editorial. Aceptable. Edición: 1999. ISBN: 8423793992024. coleccion MILLENIUM, edicion 1999, 319 paginas, tapa dura sin sobrecubierta, en buen estado
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€11.00
Celebrated Crimes: The Marquise De Brinvilliers; Vaninka; the Marquise De Ganges  (Self-contained. Volume 8 from a Set of Eight)

Celebrated Crimes: The Marquise De Brinvilliers; Vaninka; the Marquise De Ganges (Self-contained. Volume 8 from a Set of Eight)

by Dumas, Alexander (Alexandre)

New York: P.F. Collier & Son, 1910. This odd volume is from a set of eight, each book dealing with actual historical crimes. This three-sectioned volume deals with the poisoner, the Marquise de Brinvilliers; a cruel and arrogant Russian countess, Vaninka; and finally, a notorious aristocrat, the Marquise de Ganges. The book is bound in a deep cerise cloth with a blind-stamped cameo illustration of two swordsmen fighting. The book has gilt spine titles and blind-stamped crossed swords on the spine as... Read more
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$9.99
Two for Tonight: Pure Romance from L'Auberge Chez François

Two for Tonight: Pure Romance from L'Auberge Chez François

by Jacques E. Haeringer

Silver Spring, Maryland: Bartleby Press, June 2001. Hardcover. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Inscribed "Love begins in the kitchen!" and signed by the author on half-title page. A few dust spots to edges. xvi + 269 pages. 16 pages color plates. They know romance at L'Auberge Chez François. Nestled on a quiet back road in Great Falls, Virginia, this French country inn has, since 1976, offered an extraordinary and memorable culinary experience for those fortunate enough to visit. Jacques Haeringer,... Read more
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$13.45
CANDIDE

CANDIDE

by VOLTAIRE

NEW YORK: BOOK COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION, INC., 1930 NICE LOOKING GREEN BOOK WITH GOLD PRINT SPINE. NO MARKINGS INTERNALLY, NICE FRONTISPIECE ARTWORK. TIGHT AND IN GOOD CONDITION. A satiric novel, set in various Old and New World countries during the mid-eighteenth century; published in French in 1759, in English in 1759. An innocent young man travels the world in search of love and fortune, losing his illusions as he encounters vice in all its forms. François Marie Arouet was born in Paris, France,... Read more
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$25.50