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By René Barjavel

Noël Essaillon (physicien-chimiste), s'appuyant sur les travaux et los angeles collaboration d'un jeune mathématicien (Pierre Saint-Menoux), invente une substance (la noëlite three) permettant de voyager dans le temps. D'abord développée sous formes de gélules à ingérer, il en enduit ensuite un scaphandre beaucoup mieux étudié pour les voyages dans le temps. Saint-Menoux discover tout d'abord le futur proche puis, s'enhardissant, un futur très lointain où il découvre une humanité vivant en collectivité et dénuée d'individualité : tous sont spécialisés dans une tâche et, tels des fourmis, enfantés par une mère gigantesque et precise. Saint-Menoux half alors vers le passé et arrive au second du siège de Toulon. Il entreprend d'assassiner le jeune Bonaparte afin de voir si un autre général prendra sa position, répétant ainsi l'Histoire, et prouvant que le destin de l'humanité est scellé. Malheureusement, au dernier second, un soldat s'interpose et meurt à los angeles position de celui qui deviendra empereur. Ce soldat n'est autre que l'aïeul de Saint-Menoux : en mourant sa descendance disparaît et Pierre Saint-Menoux est donc précipité dans le néant de l'Histoire. Tout ce qu'il a été s'évapore, jusqu'à son memento qui s'efface de l. a. mémoire de ceux qui l'ont connu et aimé.

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Download E-books Notre Dame de París (Penguin Clásicos) PDF

By Victor Hugo

Una de las obras maestras de Victor Hugo.

Notre-Dame de París cuenta l. a. historia de los angeles gitana Esmeralda, quien en compañía de su cabra Djali toca l. a. pandereta y baila en las calles de París para subsistir, hasta que se l. a. acusa de haber asesinado al capitán Phoebus, su amado, y se l. a. condena a los angeles horca. Sin embargo, el jorobado Quasimodo, campanero de Notre-Dame, quien tras su deformidad esconde un corazón good y sediento de amor, luchará para salvar a los angeles gitana. Recreación del mito de los angeles bella y l. a. bestia y uno de los monumentos de l. a. literatura francesa, Notre-Dame de París es una historia verdaderamente inmortal.

La presente edición se abre con un estudio escrito por el que fue uno de los más reconocidos expertos en l. a. obra de Victor Hugo, el crítico literario y profesor francés Jacques Seebacher. Además de contar con los angeles reciente traducción de Teresa Clavel, el volumen incluye una cronología sobre el autor.

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More generally known as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Victor Hugo's Romantic novel of darkish passions and unrequited love, Notre-Dame de Paris, is translated with an creation through John Sturrock in Penguin Classics. within the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral lives Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer. Mocked and refrained from for his visual appeal, he's pitied simply by way of Esmerelda, a gorgeous gypsy dancer to whom he turns into thoroughly dedicated. Esmerelda, even though, has additionally attracted the eye of the sinister archdeacon Claude Frollo, and while she rejects his lecherous techniques, Frollo hatches a plot to wreck her, that purely Quasimodo can hinder. Victor Hugo's sensational, evocative novel brings lifestyles to the medieval Paris he enjoyed, and mourns its passing in a single of the best ancient romances of the 19th century. John Sturrock's transparent, modern translation is followed via an advent discussing it as a passionate novel of principles, written in defence of Gothic structure and of a burgeoning democracy, and demonstrating that an unsightly external can disguise ethical good looks. This revised version additionally contains extra examining and a chronology of Hugo's lifestyles. Victor Hugo (1802-85) used to be a forceful and prolific author. He wrote volumes of feedback, Romantic dress dramas, lyrical and satirical verse and political journalism yet is healthier remembered for his novels, specially Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) and Les Miserables (1862) which used to be tailored into the most profitable musicals of all time. although exiled to the Channel Islands by way of Napoleon III, Hugo lower back to Paris in 1870 and remained an outstanding public determine until eventually his dying: his physique lay in kingdom below the Arc de Triomphe, and he used to be later buried within the Panthéon. in the event you loved Notre-Dame de Paris, you may like Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera. 'A nice author - creative, witty, sly, innovatory' A. S. Byatt, writer of ownership

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Download E-books Imaginary Lives (Solar Nocturnal 3) PDF

By Marcel Schwob

Marcel Schwob (1867 1905) was once one of many key symbolist writers, status in French literature along such names as Stéphane Mallarmé, Octave Mirbeau, André Gide, Léon Bloy, Jules Renard, Rémy de Gourmont, and Alfred Jarry. His best-known works are Double center (1891), The King within the Gold masks (1892), and Imaginary Lives (1896). Imaginary Lives comprises twenty-two mythopoeic literary photographs of figures from historical heritage, artwork historical past, and the historical past of crime and punishment. From demi-gods, sorcerers, incendiaries, wantons and philosophers of the traditional global, to the "poet of hate" Cecco Angiolieri and the painter Paolo Uccello, via to the pirates William Kidd and significant Stede-Bonnet, and at last Burke and Hare, the serial killers; Schwob offers a bright array of characters who demonstrate all that's macabre, deviant and magnificently terrifying in people and in lifestyles. In Imaginary Lives, Schwob has created a "secret" masterpiece that joins different biographical glossaries similar to Jorge Luis Borges' A common heritage Of Infamy and Alfonso Reyes' actual And Imagined pictures within the pantheon of vintage speculative fiction, of which Schwob's ebook is the darkish progenitor. furious with decadent imagery, Imaginary Lives resonates loudly at the present time with its topics of temporality, delusion, violence and sexuality, and stands as a big paintings of the fin-de-siècle. sunlight Nocturnal offers vintage literature and artwork by means of key forerunners of modernism.

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By Jean Genet

Play by way of Jean Genet, produced and released in 1956 as Le Balcon, and translated by means of Bernard Frechtman. encouraged through the Theater of Cruelty, The Balcony comprises 9 scenes, 8 of that are set contained in the Grand Balcony bordello. The brothel is a repository of phantasm in a latest eu urban aflame with revolution. After the city's royal palace and rulers are destroyed, the bordello's costumed buyers impersonate the leaders of town. because the masqueraders hot to their roles, they persuade even the revolutionaries that the semblance created within the bordello is prime to reality.

“The Balcony is definitely one of the so much beautiful subversive paintings of literature to be created because the writings of the well-known Marquis. an incredible dramatic achievement.” – Robert Brustein, the hot Republic

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By Pascal Garnier

Aux côtés de Thérèse, Édouard Lavenant retrouve le goût de vivre. Alors qu’il perd un peu los angeles tête, il dérape hors de l. a. réalité, et développe de nouveaux instincts... plutôt meurtriers.Figure marquante de los angeles littérature française contemporaine, Pascal Garnier avait élu home dans un petit village en Ardèche pour se consacrer à l’écriture et à los angeles peinture. Il nous a quittés en mars 2010. Peintre d’atmosphère alliant los angeles poésie d’Hardellet à los angeles procedure de Simenon, styliste du détail juste, il excelle dans los angeles mise en scène des vies simples, celles du voisinage, des souvenirs d’enfant, des je me souviens qui tissent nos mémoires. Mais chez Pascal Garnier, ce beau calme des banlieues de l’âme et de l’époque prépare toujours d’effroyables orages, avec froissement de tôles et morts en série…

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By Pierre Louÿs

‘Sing, oh Muse, of the deeds of Bilitis, poetess, priestess and courtesan of Aphrodite…’ This new unabridged translation of the Songs of Bilitis, not like the Alvah Bessie translation, comprises all one hundred fifty of Pierre Louÿs’ poems. The Songs inform of the tragic amorous affairs and piety of a half-Greek, half-Phoenician courtesan and poet who was once the modern of the recognized Sappho of Lesbos, known as the 10th Muse via Plato. They sing of the typical fantastic thing about Southern Anatolia, Lesbos and Cyprus. They communicate of the follies of early life and the madness of grownup wishes. They compliment goddesses and courtesans, and think about idyllic pleasure and concrete strife. This version contains annotations explaining Greek phrases regarding every little thing from banal goods, similar to garments and foreign money, to the area of the divine as understood through our Classical forbearers, in order that even the reader without wisdom of historical Greece can benefit from the poems. It additionally presents an perception into the existence and schooling of the infamous Pierre Louÿs. This variation comprises the illustrations of Willy Pogany, in addition to photos, either Classical and Postclassical, that support to demonstrate phrases and ideas present in the poem.

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By Pierre Bergounioux

Des infirmes, des sensitifs furent longtemps les plus qualifiés pour voir. Leur inaptitude aux luttes, aux travaux les tenait à l'écart, disponibles, pensifs - c'est pareil. L'heure est venue, au XIXe siècle, où cette élite vulnérable a éprouvé l'impossibilité d'aller plus loin, dans une Europe qui semblait aspirer, elle-même, au suicide. C'est alors qu'un petit homme s'est avancé à Oxford (Mississippi). Pierre Bergounioux

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Un essai extreme qui, pour nous conduire jusqu'au «grand Will», traverse presque toute l. a. littérature, de Homère à Proust, en passant par Stendhal, Balzac, Kafka et tant d'autres...

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Bawdier than The Canterbury Tales, The Fabliaux is the 1st significant English translation of the main scandalous and irreverent poetry in Western literature.

Composed among the 12th and fourteenth centuries, those almost unknown erotic and satiric poems lie on the root of the Western comedian culture. handed down by way of the anticlerical center sessions of medieval France, The Fabliaux depicts priapic clergymen, randy other halves, and their cuckolded husbands in stories which are surprising even by means of today’s criteria. Chaucer and Boccaccio borrowed seriously from those riotous stories, that have been the wit of the typical guy rebelling opposed to the aristocracy and Church in issues of meals, cash, and intercourse. Containing sixty nine poems with a parallel previous French textual content, The Fabliaux involves lifestyles in a manner that hasn't ever been performed in approximately 8 hundred years.

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Download E-books Les Ecureuils De Central Park Sont Tristes (Litterature & Documents) (French Edition) PDF

Souvent l. a. vie s'amuse. Elle nous offre un diamant, caché sous un price ticket de métro ou le tombé d'un rideau. Embusqué dans un mot, un regard, un sourire un peu nigaud. Il faut faire realization aux détails. Ils sèment notre vie de petits cailloux et nous guident. Les gens brutaux, les gens pressés, ceux qui portent des gants de boxe ou font gicler le gravier, ignorent les détails. Ils veulent du lourd, de l'imposant, du clinquant, ils ne veulent pas perdre une minute à se baisser pour un sou, une paille, l. a. major d'un homme tremblant. Mais si on se penche, si on arrête le temps, on découvre des diamants dans une major tendue...

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Download E-books The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

This certain quantity brings jointly 4 of Molière's maximum verse comedies overlaying the easiest years of his prolific writing occupation. Actor, director, and playwright, Molière (1622-73) was once one of many best and so much influential French dramatists, adept at portraying human foibles and puncturing pomposity. the varsity for better halves was once his first nice good fortune; Tartuffe, condemned and banned for 5 years, his such a lot debatable play. The Misanthrope is his stated masterpiece, and The shrewdpermanent girls his final, and maybe best-constructed, verse piece. additionally this assortment encompasses a lively assault on his enemies and a protection of his theater, within the type of gleaming brief performs, the college for other halves Criticized and The Impromptu at Versailles.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different worthy beneficial properties, together with specialist introductions through prime experts, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra examine, and masses more.

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