Tuer le père

By Amélie Nothomb

Allez savoir ce qui se passe dans l. a. tête d’un joueur. A. N.

Cette tragique et folle histoire, Amélie l. a. raconte avec son habituelle alacrité. Si noires que soient ses visions, si vives ses reviews de notre société de faussaires, elle sait danser avec elles. Il y a, bien sûr, un peu de magie là-dedans. Marie-Françoise Leclère, Le Point.

Un anguleux jeu de miroir pour un roman codé très noir, à l’image de son auteur. Laurent Boscq, Rolling Stone.

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Les Yeux Jaunes Des Crocodiles (Le Livre De Poche) (French Edition)

By Katherine Pancol

Ce roman se passe a Paris. Et pourtant on y croise des crocodiles.Ce roman parle des hommes.Et des femmes. Celles que nous sommes, celles que nous voudrions etre, celles que nous ne serons jamais, celles que nous deviendrons peut-etre.Ce roman est l histoire d un mensonge. Mais aussi une histoire d amours, d amities, de trahisons, d argent, de reves.Ce roman est plein de rires et de larmes.Ce roman, c est l. a. vie.Ce roman a obtenu le Prix Maison de l. a. Presse en 2006."

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Au bonheur des dames

By Émile Zola

Jeune orpheline normande ayant l. a. cost de ses deux frères, Denise vient chercher à Paris le secours d’un oncle qu’elle ne connaît pas. Mais à peine a-t-elle entraperçu les vitrines fastueuses du Bonheur des Dames qu’elle est subjuguée et décide d’y tenter sa likelihood. Dans l’univers merciless du grand magasin, los angeles jeune femme parviendra-t-elle à être reconnue et respectée ? Résistera-t-elle aux charmes du customer, commerçant impitoyable et redoutable séducteur ?Onzième quantity de l. a. série des Rougon-Macquart, ce roman donne à voir les mutations du trade et de l. a. société sous le moment Empire. Et le lecteur du xxie siècle de penser que, à l’heure de l. a. vente en ligne, rien n’a vraiment changé.

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Old Goriot (Penguin Classics)

By Marion Ayton Crawford

Honoré de Balzac’s nice subject was once funds, and in his best-loved novel, Old Goriot, he explored its makes use of and abuses with the particularity of a poet. A shabby Parisian boarding condo in 1819 is the environment the place his colourful characters collide. those comprise an aged retired service provider known as outdated Goriot, who has bankrupted himself for the sake of his rapacious, social-climbing daughters, Delphine and Anastasie; a mysterious and sinister conspirator named Vautrin; Victorine, a disinherited heiress; and a naive and impoverished legislation pupil from the country, Eugène de Rastignac.  

Rastignac is appalled before everything via the greed and corruption he unearths in Paris, yet he quickly units his attractions on conquering excessive society. He joins forces with the array of schemers who encompass him, whereas the discomfort, self-sacrificing Goriot yearns in useless for his daughters’ love. The sprawling, bright, and turbulent Paris of the post-Napoleonic period is itself a massive personality within the novel, a logo of the social upheaval that Balzac portrays so brilliantly. Old Goriot was the 1st of Balzac’s novels to hire his recognized means of habitual characters, and it has turn out to be noticeable because the keystone in his grand undertaking, The Human Comedy.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes through wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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Rimbaud : Celui-là qui créera Dieu

Si Rimbaud (1854-1891) incarne, comme aucun autre poète, les interrogations et les espérances liées aux pouvoirs du verbe, et si ses écrits, comme sa personne, continuent d'inspirer les temps modernes, c'est que sa parole demeure, au sens propre, une Révélation. Poète le plus blameless mais aussi le plus lucide, aussi proche des hérésiarques que des Chartreux, Rimbaud est peut-être l'un des premiers mystiques de l. a. langue française, qu'il a su élever, dans l'ordre de los angeles poésie, au rang d'une mystique en elle-même.Ce livre met en lumière remark, pour Rimbaud, l'essentiel n'est pas d'arracher au néant ce qui ne peut lui échapper, mais de rendre à chacun sa frange los angeles plus inaliénable d'"éternité".

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The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics)

This detailed quantity brings jointly 4 of Molière's maximum verse comedies masking the simplest years of his prolific writing profession. Actor, director, and playwright, Molière (1622-73) used to be one of many most interesting and so much influential French dramatists, adept at portraying human foibles and puncturing pomposity. the varsity for better halves used to be his first nice luck; Tartuffe, condemned and banned for 5 years, his so much debatable play. The Misanthrope is his stated masterpiece, and The smart girls his final, and maybe best-constructed, verse piece. furthermore this assortment incorporates a lively assault on his enemies and a safety of his theater, within the type of glowing brief performs, the varsity for other halves Criticized and The Impromptu at Versailles.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different invaluable good points, together with specialist introductions by means of best experts, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra examine, and masses more.

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Les Miserables (Signet Classics)

By Victor Hugo, Norman MacAfee

Introducing probably the most well-known characters in literature, Jean Valjean—the noble peasant imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread—Les Misérables ranks one of the maximum novels of all time. In it, Victor Hugo takes readers deep into the Parisian underworld, immerses them in a conflict among stable and evil, and consists of them to the barricades in the course of the rebellion of 1832 with a panoramic realism that's unsurpassed in glossy prose. inside of his dramatic tale are issues that catch the mind and the sentiments: crime and punishment, the relentless persecution of Valjean by means of Inspector Javert, the desperation of the prostitute Fantine, the amorality of the rogue Thénardier, and the common wish to get away the prisons of our personal minds. Les Misérables gave Victor Hugo a canvas upon which he portrayed his feedback of the French political and judicial platforms, however the portrait that resulted is bigger than lifestyles, epic in scope—an extravagant spectacle that dazzles the senses whilst it touches the heart.
 
This Signet Classics variation is the single thoroughly unabridged paperback variation on hand today.
 
Translated by means of Lee Fahnestock and Norman Macafee, in response to the vintage nineteenth-century Charles E. Wilbour translation
 
With an advent through Lee Fahnestock
and a brand new Afterword
 

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Book Analysis: Froth on the Daydream by Boris Vian: Summary, Analysis, Reading Guide

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