The Age of Reason pdf

The Age of Reason  pdf

Title: The Age of Reason pdf

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

Genre: ,Philosophy,Fiction,Classics,Cultural,France,Literature

Pages: 408 pages

The Age of Reason pdf

Set in France during the days immediately before World War II, this is the story of Mathieu, a French professor of philosophy obsessed with the idea of freedom. Translated from the French by Eric Sutton.

 

La Vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert pdf

La Vérité sur l'affaire Harry Quebert  pdf

Title: La Vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert pdf

Author: Joël Dicker

Genre: ,Fiction,Mystery,Thriller,Mystery,Crime,Cultural,France

Pages: 672 pages

La Vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert pdf

À New York, au printemps 2008, alors que l’Amérique bruisse des prémices de l’élection présidentielle, Marcus Goldman, jeune écrivain à succès, est dans la tourmente : il est incapable d’écrire le nouveau roman qu’il doit remettre à son éditeur d’ici quelques mois. Le délai est près d’expirer quand soudain tout bascule pour lui : son ami et ancien professeur d’université, Harry Quebert, l’un des écrivains les plus respectés du pays, est rattrapé par son passé et se retrouve accusé d’avoir assassiné, en 1975, Nola Kellergan, une jeune fille de 15 ans, avec qui il aurait eu une liaison. Convaincu de l’innocence de Harry, Marcus abandonne tout pour se rendre dans le New Hampshire et mener son enquête. Il est rapidement dépassé par les événements : l’enquête s’enfonce et il fait l’objet de menaces. Pour innocenter Harry et sauver sa carrière d’écrivain, il doit absolument répondre à trois questions : Qui a tué Nola Kellergan? Que s’est-il passé dans le New Hampshire à l’été 1975? Et comment écrit-on un roman à succès?

 

In Search of Lost Time pdf

In Search of Lost Time  pdf

Title: In Search of Lost Time pdf

Author: Marcel Proust,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Cultural,France,Literature,European Literature,French Literature,Philosophy

Pages: 4211 pages

In Search of Lost Time pdf

For this complete, authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin’s acclaimed reworking of C. K. Scott Moncrieff’s translation to take into account the new definitive French editions of ‘À la recherche du temps perdu’ (the final volume of these new editions was published by the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade in 1989).

 

Les Liaisons dangereuses pdf

Les Liaisons dangereuses  pdf

Title: Les Liaisons dangereuses pdf

Author: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Cultural,France,European Literature,French Literature

Pages: 448 pages

Les Liaisons dangereuses pdf

The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel’s prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game – a game which they must win. This new translation gives Laclos a modern voice, and readers will be able a judge whether the novel is as “diabolical” and “infamous” as its critics have claimed, or whether it has much to tell us about the kind of world we ourselves live in. David Coward’s introduction explodes myths about Laclos’s own life and puts the book in its literary and cultural context.

 

Memoirs of Hadrian pdf

Memoirs of Hadrian  pdf

Title: Memoirs of Hadrian pdf

Author: Marguerite Yourcenar,

Genre: ,Historical,Historical Fiction,Fiction,Classics,Cultural,France,Historical

Pages: 347 pages

Memoirs of Hadrian pdf

Both an exploration of character and a reflection on the meaning of history, Memoirs of Hadrian has received international acclaim since its first publication in France in 1951. In it, Marguerite Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrian’s arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his gradual reordering of a war-torn world, writing with the imaginative insight of a great writer of the twentieth century while crafting a prose style as elegant and precise as those of the Latin stylists of Hadrian’s own era.

 

Les Fleurs du Mal pdf

Les Fleurs du Mal  pdf

Title: Les Fleurs du Mal pdf

Author: Charles Baudelaire,

Genre: ,Poetry,Classics,Cultural,France,European Literature,French Literature

Pages: 365 pages

Les Fleurs du Mal pdf

Presents the first American translation of the complete text of Baudelaire’s 1857 masterwork and includes the complete original French texts for easy comparison.

 

Journey to the Center of the Earth pdf

Journey to the Center of the Earth  pdf

Title: Journey to the Center of the Earth pdf

Author: Jules Verne

Genre: ,Classics,Science Fiction,Fiction,Adventure,Fantasy,Cultural,France,Literature,Novels,Literature,19th Century,Science Fiction Fantasy

Pages: 240 pages

Journey to the Center of the Earth pdf

The intrepid Professor Liedenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth’s very core. In his quest to penetrate the planet’s primordial secrets, the geologist–together with his quaking nephew Axel and their devoted guide, Hans–discovers an astonishing subterranean menagerie of prehistoric proportions. Verne’s imaginative tale is at once the ultimate science fiction adventure and a reflection on the perfectibility of human understanding and the psychology of the questor.

 

The Red and the Black pdf

The Red and the Black  pdf

Title: The Red and the Black pdf

Author: Stendhal,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Cultural,France,European Literature,French Literature

Pages: 608 pages

The Red and the Black pdf

Handsome, ambitious Julien Sorel is determined to rise above his humble provincial origins. Soon realizing that success can only be achieved by adopting the subtle code of hypocrisy by which society operates, he begins to achieve advancement through deceit and self-interest. His triumphant career takes him into the heart of glamorous Parisian society, along the way conquering the gentle, married Madame de Rênal, and the haughty Mathilde. But then Julien commits an unexpected, devastating crime – and brings about his own downfall. The Red and the Black is a lively, satirical portrayal of French society after Waterloo, riddled with corruption, greed, and ennui, and Julien – the cold exploiter whose Machiavellian campaign is undercut by his own emotions – is one of the most intriguing characters in European literature.

 

Germinal pdf

Germinal  pdf

Title: Germinal pdf

Author: Émile Zola,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Cultural,France,European Literature,French Literature

Pages: 592 pages

Germinal pdf

The thirteenth novel in Émile 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, in debt, and unable to feed and clothe their families. When conditions in the mining community deteriorate even further, Lantier finds himself leading a strike that could mean starvation or salvation for all.,•New translation,• Includes introduction, suggestions for further reading, filmography, chronology, explanatory notes, and glossary

 

Journey to the End of the Night pdf

Journey to the End of the Night  pdf

Title: Journey to the End of the Night pdf

Author: Louis-Ferdinand Céline,

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Cultural,France,European Literature,French Literature,Literature,Novels,Philosophy,Literature,20th Century,War,Roman

Pages: 453 pages

Journey to the End of the Night pdf

Louis-Ferdinand Celine’s revulsion and anger at what he considered the idiocy and hypocrisy of society explodes from nearly every page of this novel. Filled with slang and obscenities and written in raw, colloquial language, Journey to the End of the Night is a literary symphony of violence, cruelty and obscene nihilism. This book shocked most critics when it was first published in France in 1932, but quickly became a success with the reading public in Europe, and later in America where it was first published by New Directions in 1952. The story of the improbable yet convincingly described travels of the petit-bourgeois (and largely autobiographical) antihero, Bardamu, from the trenches of World War I, to the African jungle, to New York and Detroit, and finally to life as a failed doctor in Paris, takes the readers by the scruff and hurtles them toward the novel’s inevitable, sad conclusion.