Cousin Bette (1846) is considered to be Balzac's last great novel, and a key work in his Human Comedy. Set in the Paris of the 1830s and 1840s, it is a complex tale of the devastating effect of violen ... 続きを読む
Tonight When I make my sweeping bow at heaven's gate, One thing I shall still possess, at any rate, Unscathed, something outlasting mortal flesh, And that is ...My panache.' The first English translat ... 続きを読む
In what tense should we refer to the dead? The question has long been asked, from Cicero to Julian Barnes. Answering it is partly a matter of grammar and stylistic convention. But the hesitation, anno ... 続きを読む
This book provides the first historical account of the diary in French writing across the twentieth century. The diary came to prominence as a genre in France in the 1880s and since this time, writers ... 続きを読む
Dignified Retreat is a panoramic study of the vibrant literary and intellectual culture that emerged in early seventeenth-century France following the devastating Wars of Religion. This was a period t ... 続きを読む
Contains: Don Juan, Precious Provincials, The Reluctant Doctor, George Dandin, The Miser, The Would-be Gentleman, Scapin the Schemer
Since the second half of the seventeenth century, when Moli're ... 続きを読む
'Only the earth is immortal...the earth we love enough to commit murder for her.' Zola's novel of peasant life, the fifteenth in the Rougon-Macquart series, is generally regarded as one of his finest ... 続きを読む
Epic Arts in Renaissance France studies the relationship between epic literature and other art forms such as painting, sculpture, and architecture. Why, the book asks, the epic heroes and themes so ub ... 続きを読む
Honore de Balzac; Christopher Prendergast; Sylvia Raphael
128 x 195 mm
Oxford World's Classics
Who is going to marry Eugenie Grandet?'
This is the question that fills the minds of the inhabitants of Saumur, the setting for Eugenie Grandet (1833), one of the the earliest and most famous novel ... 続きを読む
He had become the dandy of the unpredictable.'
A quest for new sensations, and an avowed desire to shock possessed the Decadent writers of fin-de-siecle Paris. The years 1880-1900 saw an extraord ... 続きを読む