The sweetness of her glance - or rather, my evil star already in its ascendant and drawing me to my ruin - did not allow me to hesitate for a moment'
So begins the story of Manon Lescaut, a tale o ... 続きを読む
The monograph series Oxford Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture showcases the plurilingual and multicultural quality of medieval literature and actively seeks to promote research that not only ... 続きを読む
The irresistible power of money, a lever that can lift the world. Love and money are the only things.'
Aristide Rougon, known as Saccard, is a failed property speculator determined to make his way ... 続きを読む
To call something 'monstrueux' in the mid-sixteenth century is, more often than not, to wonder at its enormous size: it is to call to mind something like a whale. By the late seventeenth 'monstrueux' ... 続きを読む
Montaigne's English Journey examines the genesis, early readership, and multifaceted impact of John Florio's exuberant translation of Michel de Montaigne's Essays. Published in London in 1603, this bo ... 続きを読む
Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan elite, was la Ville Lumiere, a perfect victim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siecle mor ... 続きを読む
A fascinating novel which in which the introduction highlights the modernity of the themes of the novel -the disparity between classes, the power struggle between the sexes, the treatment of women
Three extraordinary characters caught in a web of fatal obsession are at the centre of Hugo's novel. The grotesque hunchback Quasimodo, bell-ringer of Notre-Dame, owes his life to the austere archdeac ... 続きを読む
The third in a trilogy of short story collections translated by Helen Constantine and based in the French capital
Features tales by well-known and celebrated writers alongside lesser known author ... 続きを読む