It is May 1660 and the fate of nations is at stake. Mazarin plots, Louis XIV is in love, and Raoul de Bragelonne, son of Athos, is intent on serving France and winning the heart of Louise de la Vallie ... 続きを読む
Who possesses me will possess all things, But his life will belong to me...'
Raphael de Valentin, a young aristocrat, has lost all his money in the gaming parlours of the Palais Royal in Paris, an ... 続きを読む
Therese Raquin is a clinically observed, sinister tale of adultery and murder among the lower orders in nineteenth-century Paris. Zola's dispassionate dissection of the motivations of his characters, ... 続きを読む
Three Tales offers an excellent introduction to the work of one of the world's greatest novelists. A Simple Heart is set in the Normandy of Flaubert's childhood, while Saint Julian and Herodias draw o ... 続きを読む
Transforming Tales argues that the study of transformation is crucial for understanding a wide range of canonical work in medieval French literature. From the lais and Arthurian romances of the twelft ... 続きを読む
French naturalist Dr Aronnax embarks on an expedition to hunt down a sea monster, only to discover instead the Nautilus, a self-contained world built by its enigmatic captain. Together Nemo and Aronna ... 続きを読む
This unabridged translation brilliantly conveys the novel's tones and range
It appears with a distinguished Introduction and Notes, reporting the very first study of the manuscripts, together wit ... 続きを読む
Twenty Years After (1845), the sequel to The Three Musketeers, is a supreme creation of suspense and heroic adventure. Two decades have passed since the musketeers triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu a ... 続きを読む
What is the public value of poetry? How do poets envisage their own role and function within society? How do we? Do poets seek to shape public opinion and behaviour? Should they? Or do they offer alte ... 続きを読む
Woe to the rash mortal who seeks to know that of which he should remain ignorant; and to undertake that which surpasseth his power!'
The Caliph Vathek is dissolute and debauched, and hungry for kn ... 続きを読む