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By Stanley Appelbaum

This first-class anthology bargains the start French-language scholar a primary style of a few of the world's most vital prose. selected for either their eloquence and simplicity of interpreting, excerpts from such masterpieces as Les Misérables, The pink and the Black, Madame Bovary, Carmen, and The 3 Musketeers will open new worlds for linguists. Readers will delight in the phrases of 50 nice writers of a number of genres from the 17th via 20th centuries, together with Voltaire, Rousseau, Balzac, Baudelaire, Dumas, Proust, and different literary virtuosos.
Lucid and obtainable, the unabridged English translations through Stanley Appelbaum look on pages that face the unique French textual content. Literature fans, French-language scholars, and different readers will locate this quantity a desirable exploration of French literature...and a useful relief to studying one of many world's so much romantic languages.

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Alexandre Dumas père (July 1802–1870) Les trois mousquetaires / The Three Musketeers (1844) 27. Prosper Mérimée (1803–1870) Carmen / Carmen (1852) 28. George Sand (Aurore Dupin, baronne Dudevant, July 1804–1876) La mare au diable / The Devil’s Pool (1846) 29. Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve (December 1804–1869) Volupté / Sensual Pleasure (1834) 30. Gérard de Nerval (Gérard Labrunie, May 1808–1855) “Sylvie” (Les filles du feu) / “Sylvie” (The Fire Maidens, 1854). 31. Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly (November 1808–1889) Ce qui ne meurt pas / That Which Does Not Die (1883) 32.

I know how prone we are to err in things that concern us, and also how suspect our friends’ judgments ought to be to us when they’re in our favor. But I’ll be very glad to show in this discourse what were the paths I followed, and to depict my life in it as in a painting, so that everyone can judge of it, and so that my learning from common report the opinions people will have of it will be a new means of educating myself, which I’ll add to those I customarily use. Thus, my intention is not to teach here the method everyone ought to follow to guide his reason properly, but merely to show in what way I have tried to guide mine.

Théophile Gautier (1811–1872) Le capitaine Fracasse / Captain Fracasso (1863) . 34. Eugène Fromentin (1820–1876) Dominique / Dominique (1862) 35. Charles Baudelaire (April 1821–1867) Le spleen de Paris / The Spleen of Paris (1869). 36. Gustave Flaubert (December 1821–1880) Madame Bovary / Madame Bovary (1857) 37. Alexandre Dumas fils (1824–1895) La dame aux camélias / The Lady with the Camellias (1848) 38. Jules Verne (1828–1905) Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours / Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) 39.

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