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.
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
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
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
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.
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

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

The Thief's Journal

The Thief's Journal

by Jean Genet

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

The Flowers Of Evil

The Flowers Of Evil

by Charles Baudelaire

Papillon

Papillon

by Henri Charriere

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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
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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").
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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.
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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

French Fiction Books & Ephemera

The Elementary Particles

The Elementary Particles

by Houellebecq, Michel

Wind, Sand Und Sterne

Wind, Sand Und Sterne

by Saint-Exupery, Antoine De

Francis Ponge

Francis Ponge

by Higgins, Ian

La Cle Sur La Porte

La Cle Sur La Porte

by Marie Cardinal

Candide

Candide

by Voltaire

binding tight, pages very clean, no problems
Item Price
$8.00
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.
Item Price
$4.50
MADAME BOVARY

MADAME BOVARY

by Gustave Flaubert

New York: Random House. 1957. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Toning to pages. Scuffing to page edges. Scuffing anf toning to front and rear panels. Open tear to upper front panel. Chip to heel. Edge wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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$39.95
BUBU OF MONTPARNASSE. In a New Redaction.

BUBU OF MONTPARNASSE. In a New Redaction.

by Philippe, Charles-Louis. Preface by T.S. Eliot

NY: Boar's Head Books, 1950. Early reprint. Hardcover. Very good in very good jacket. 158 pp., small octavo, turqoise boards, jacket. From the "Library of Unusual Books" series edited by Samuel Roth. The translator is not named. This title was first published with T. S. Eliot's preface in London in 1932 with translation by Laurence Vail.
Item Price
$25.00
Mystère et boule de gomme

Mystère et boule de gomme

by Jacques, Pasquet

Québec Amérique. Very Good. 1985. Paperback. 2890372510 . Mass Market Paperback in Very Good++ condition. Squared, tightly bound with a clean, unmarked interior. Light tanning to the interior page edges. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 127 pages .
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CA$13.25
Le gâteau des rois, symphonie fantastique.

Le gâteau des rois, symphonie fantastique.

by Janin, Jules Gabriel

Paris: Librairie d'Amyot, 1847. 12mo. [4], 146, [1] pp. Original edition. Publisher's wrappers, with remnants of paper label at lower inner edge of each cover; soiled. Spine with crack down center, covers separated from head and base of spine, and rear cover with chip at lower left corner. Light foxing and soiling on some pages. Ex-Maryland Episcopal Library copy, with rubber-stamps on half-title and title-pages and bookplate on inside of front cover. Several pages with small dog-ears.
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$75.00
Candide

Candide

by Voltaire. Illustrated de A. Hallman

Stockholm: Jan Forlag , 1946. In French. Published 1946. Color illustrated softcover, 168 pages. The book is in very good condition with front cover slightly loosened near the head of the spine, some edgewear including an inch by quarter inch chip at top left of front cover, mild additional edgewear, sound text block, good hinges, clean pages with no names or other markings. . Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$27.99
La Petite Fille Qui Aimait Trop Les Allumettes

La Petite Fille Qui Aimait Trop Les Allumettes

by Soucy, Gaétan

Editions Du Boréal. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1998. Paperback. 2890529134 . French language. Trade Paperback in Near Fine condition, a tight binding with a clean, unmarked text. The DJ is Very Good+, no marking or tears, light cover rubbing. "Une fille et son frère sont élevés reclus à la campagne par un père strict. Ils peuvent sortir du manoir et vaquer dans la forêt, mais l'accès à la ville demeure interdit. La fille... Read more
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CA$18.95
Nine Stories

Nine Stories

by Nabokov, Vladimir

New York: New Directions, 1947 First edition thus. Publisher's light blue paper wrappers lettered in black, designed by Alvin Lustig. A very good copy with some toning and wear to extremities, front hinge starting and a bit fragile, text block tight and clean. An attractive book featuring Alvin Lustig's distinctive and striking design style. Nine Stories is the second issue of the magazine Direction, published quarterly by New Directions press, each issue featuring a work or collection of... Read more
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$180.00
Les Miserables

Les Miserables

by Victor Hugo

The Macmillan Company, 1932. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Good red cloth with gilt at spine. Slightly shaken and some edgewear at spine and corners.Abridged and Edited by Douglas Crawford with illustrations. Previous owners name on ffep, otherwise unmarked text, lightly toned. Tight
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$35.00
Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary

by Gustave Flaubert

Óptima.
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€11.00
Madame Bovary (AmazonClassics Edition)

Madame Bovary (AmazonClassics Edition)

by Flaubert, Gustave

Paperback. Good.
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£2.28
Les Miserables

Les Miserables

by Victor Hugo

UK: Ward Lock, 1927. New Edition C1935. Book is very good++ and very bright. Contents good. School gift bookplate to endpaper. The wrapper is good++ and quite bright. Edges rubbed and a few odd nicks. Small loss to spine tips and cormers. Small closed tears and creasing to edges. Spine very lightened. More images can be taken upon request. 16150. New Edition. Cloth. Very Good +/Good++. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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£66.00
Les Caracteres de Theophraste, avec les caracteres, ou les Moeurs de ce siècle.

Les Caracteres de Theophraste, avec les caracteres, ou les Moeurs de ce siècle.

by Bruyère, Jean de là

London, 1784 Three volumes. Later edition. Finely bound in contemporary speckled light brown calf, boards triple ruled in gilt, spines decorated in gilt with gray leather spine labels lettered in gilt, board edges and turn-ins tooled in gilt, text block edges gilt, red and blue marbled endpapers. A near fine set with a touch of light rubbing to extremities, small insect hole to the outside of the front hinge of each volume, damp staining to frontispiece in Vol. I, else very tight and clean. This volume... Read more
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$300.00
Le Zèbre, Prix Femina 1988

Le Zèbre, Prix Femina 1988

by Jardin, Alexandre

Gallimard. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1988. Paperback. 207071392X . Trade Paperback in Fine condition, glossy covers with a bright, clean text, no spine creasing. The DJ is Very Good++, no tearing with moderate cover war. Prix Femina 1988. ; 8.03 X 5.51 X 0.79 inches; 204 pages; Bo x1 .
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CA$15.25
Ecrivains étrangers

Ecrivains étrangers

by Teodor de Wyzewa

Paris, Perrin et Cie, 1897. Book Condition: very good . 364 pp. Text in French language. Small 8vo size: 18x12.5cm. Hardcover: Cloth-cover with gilded spine in very good condition. Small ink mark on bottom of spine. Spine is solid and tight. Original not Facsimile. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory #F213TDW
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€50.00
L'irresistible Appel

L'irresistible Appel

by Coriola

France: Tallandier. Very Good+. 1962. Softcover. White / blue softcovers in Very Good+ condition, a tightly bound copy with an unmarked text. Deckled edges. Black line drawings to the front and back end papers. Protective brown paper covering. French ; Le Cercle Romanesque; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 250 pages .
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CA$14.95
TARTARIN OF TARASCON

TARTARIN OF TARASCON

by Daudet, Alphonse

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1930. gilt decorated black cloth back over patterned boards. Limited Editions Club. 12mo. gilt decorated black cloth back over patterned boards. xxviii,96; (vi),97-263,(8) pages. Translated by Jacques Le Clercq. With an Introduction by the Translator and Drawings by W.A. Dwiggins. Two volumes. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Dwiggins and printed by Richard W. Ellis at the Georgian Press (LEC 009). No slipcase. Bookplate removed from front pastedowns of both... Read more
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$42.00
The Chase of the Golden Meteor

The Chase of the Golden Meteor

by Verne, Jules

London: Richards, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 1st edition in English. Original blue cloth (the hottest stars are blue). Fine. The plot is Verne's take on H. G. Wells' In the Days of the Comet (1904) and this edition of it has never been scarce, even when it's fine. Right now there are 20 copies in cloth for sale, with fine ones at $500 to $800, verifying that sellers can't find buyers at those prices (obstinate sellers, cautious buyers), and the only way seller and buyer can defeat this... Read more
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$500.00
Ecriture Feminine Et Violence: Une Etude De Marguerite Duras [French  Edition] [Scripture and Feminine Violence: a Study from Marguerite Duras]

Ecriture Feminine Et Violence: Une Etude De Marguerite Duras [French Edition] [Scripture and Feminine Violence: a Study from Marguerite Duras]

by Ricouart, Janine

Birmingham, AL. Birmingham, AL: Summa Publications. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1991. Hardcover. Two-inch crack to back hinge, else Fine. Pages are clean and crisp, binding is tight; book appears unread. . Text is in French. Includes a comprehensive 34-page bibliography. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 209 pages. F6 .
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$60.00
THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Easton Press

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Easton Press

by Alexandre Dumas

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 2003. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine. Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original binding. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
Item Price
$294.97
Mademoiselle De Maupin

Mademoiselle De Maupin

by Gautier, Theophile

Paris: Bibliotheque-Charpentier, 1910. Title page dated 1910. In French. Handsomely bound in half crimson red finely grained leather over marbled boards, gilt spine lettering, raised spine bands, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, about 7.25" tall and 1" thick. Some external rubbing and light age-related soil, good joints/hinges, firm text block, age-browned but clean pages, occasional light foxing, additional foxing to outer edge of text block, no names or other markings. . Hard Cover. Good.... Read more
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$47.99
Madame Bovary.

Madame Bovary.

by FLAUBERT Gustave -

Ginevra, Edizioni Ferni, 1974, 16mo legatura editoriale in finta pelle rossa con fregi e titoli dorati, 354 con tavole f.t.
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€8.00
Candide

Candide

by Voltaire

Paperback. Very Good.
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£0.72
Salammbo

Salammbo

by Gustave Flaubert

Librairie Larousse, 1111. Paperback. Acceptable. 89 pages. Pictorial paper cover. Neat, clean, with heavy tanning and foxing to pages and text block edges. Occasional thumbing throughout and light cracking to hinges. Heavy tanning to reverse side of covers. Paper cover has mild edge wear with light rubbing and creasing. Some light marking and tanning. Book is slightly curled, with inscriptions to front surface.
Item Price
£5.50