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The Idiot (English French edition illustrated)

The Idiot (English French edition illustrated)

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635378117
Pages: 1350
Year: 2017-11-27
Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin, a young man in his mid-twenties and a descendant of one of the oldest Russian lines of nobility, is on a train to Saint Petersburg on a cold November morning. He is returning to Russia having spent the past four years in a Swiss clinic for treatment of a severe epileptic condition. On the journey, Myshkin meets a young man of the merchant class, Parfyon Semyonovich Rogozhin, and is struck by his passionate intensity, particularly about a woman—the dazzling society beauty Nastassya Filippovna—with whom he is obsessed. Le prince Mychkine est un être fondamentalement bon, mais sa bonté confine à la naïveté et à l'idiotie, même s'il est capable d'analyses psychologiques très fines. Après avoir passé sa jeunesse en Suisse dans un sanatorium pour soigner son épilepsie, il retourne en Russie pour pénétrer les cercles fermés de la société russe, sans sou ni attache, mais avec son titre de noblesse et un certificat de recommandation en poche.
The Submissive

The Submissive

Author: Tara Sue Me
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0451466225
Pages: 291
Year: 2013
When CEO Nathaniel West, a skilled dominant, is looking for a new submissive, Abby King agrees to play the part and although Abby finds fulfillment in her new experiences, she realizes that Nathaniel can only remain cold and distant.
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (English French edition illustrated)

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (English French edition illustrated)

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 194433369X
Pages: 342
Year: 2017-06-29
Set in Denmark, the play dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Claudius had murdered his own brother and seized the throne, also marrying his deceased brother's widow. Le prince Hamlet est le fils du premier roi de Danemark, également nommé « Hamlet ». Il est étudiant à l'université de Wittenberg. Le spectre de son père le charge de venger son meurtre. Il y parvient enfin, mais seulement après que la famille royale a été évincée et que lui-même a été mortellement blessé par Laërte d'un coup d'épée empoisonnée.
The Five Senses

The Five Senses

Author: Michel Serres
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474299962
Pages: 368
Year: 2016-10-20
Marginalized by the scientific age the lessons of the senses have been overtaken by the dominance of language and the information revolution. With The Five Senses Serres traces a topology of human perception, writing against the Cartesian tradition and in praise of empiricism, he demonstrates repeatedly, and lyrically, the sterility of systems of knowledge divorced from bodily experience. The fragile empirical world, long resistant to our attempts to contain and catalog it, is disappearing beneath the relentless accumulations of late capitalist society and information technology. Data has replaced sensory pleasure, we are less interested in the taste of a fine wine than in the description on the bottle's label. What are we, and what do we really know, when we have forgotten that our senses can describe a taste more accurately than language ever could? The book won the inaugural Prix Médicis Essai in 1985. The Revelations edition includes an introduction by Steven Connor.
Taking French Feminism to the Streets

Taking French Feminism to the Streets

Author: Brittany Murray, Diane Perpich
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252035488
Pages: 171
Year: 2011
"Portions of this work were originally published as La racaille de la Republique by Fadela Amara and Mohammed Abdi, Editions du Seuil, 2006"--T.p. verso.
Martin Eden (English French edition illustrated)

Martin Eden (English French edition illustrated)

Author: Jack London
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1944333940
Pages: 730
Year: 2017-09-28
Living in Oakland at the beginning of the 20th century, Martin Eden struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite. His principal motivation is his love for Ruth Morse. Because Eden is a rough, uneducated sailor from a working-class background and the Morses are a bourgeois family, a union between them would be impossible unless and until he reached their level of wealth and refinement. Martin Eden est un jeune marin d'Oakland né dans les bas-fonds. Sa vie est faite d'aventures, de voyages, mais aussi de brutalité et de travail. C'est ainsi, qu'il défend un jeune homme lors d'une rixe. Celui-ci issu de la classe aisée, l'invite chez lui à dîner pour le remercier. À cette occasion Martin rencontre sa sœur Ruth Morse, jeune fille délicate issue d'une famille bourgeoise dont il tombe amoureux. Il décide de s'instruire pour la conquérir.
On Liberty (English French edition illustrated)

On Liberty (English French edition illustrated)

Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 163537880X
Pages: 251
Year: 2018-06-22
John Stuart Mill opens his essay by discussing the historical "struggle between authority and liberty," describing the tyranny of government, which, in his view, needs to be controlled by the liberty of the citizens. He divides this control of authority into two mechanisms: necessary rights belonging to citizens, and the "establishment of constitutional checks by which the consent of the community, or of a body of some sort, supposed to represent its interests, was made a necessary condition to some of the more important acts of the governing power." L’ouvrage porte sur la conciliation de notre liberté avec la nécessaire autorité de l’État pourtant « extrêmement dangereuse ». Par le passé, les hommes se contentaient de combattre un ennemi par un autre, c'est-à-dire de se laisser diriger à condition d’être plus ou moins garantis contre la tyrannie. Puis les hommes prirent conscience de la situation et commencèrent à vouloir un pouvoir indépendant, révocable.
Wuthering Heights (English French edition illustrated)

Wuthering Heights (English French edition illustrated)

Author: Emily Brontë
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635376807
Pages: 736
Year: 2018-01-16
In 1801, Lockwood, a wealthy young man from the South of England who is seeking peace and recuperation, rents Thrushcross Grange in Yorkshire. He visits his landlord, Heathcliff, who lives in a remote moorland farmhouse, Wuthering Heights. There Lockwood finds an odd assemblage: Heathcliff who seems to be a gentleman, but his manners are uncouth; the reserved mistress of the house who is in her mid-teens; and a young man who seems to be a member of the family, yet dresses and speaks as if he is a servant. Snowed in, Lockwood is grudgingly allowed to stay and is shown to a bedchamber where he notices books and graffiti left by a former inhabitant named Catherine. He falls asleep and has a nightmare in which he sees the ghostly Catherine trying to enter through the window. He cries out in fear, rousing Heathcliff, who rushes into the room. Lockwood is convinced that what he saw was real. Heathcliff, believing Lockwood to be right, examines the window and opens it, hoping to allow Catherine's spirit to enter. When nothing happens, Heathcliff shows Lockwood to his own bedroom and returns to keep watch at the window. Mr Earnshaw, père de famille, a deux enfants: un fils, Hindley, et une fille, Catherine. Parti en voyage à Liverpool pendant plusieurs semaines, le vieil Earnshaw revient avec sous son manteau un petit bohémien errant d'environ 6 ans, Heathcliff. Hindley et lui entrent rapidement en conflit et, à la mort du père, Hindley devient le maître de maison. Heathcliff est alors traité plus durement que jamais. La petite Catherine et lui se découvrent de tendres sentiments qui n'auront de cesse de s'approfondir au fil de leur adolescence. Rêvant tous deux d'un avenir plus glorieux que leurs vies respectives, les deux enfants s’échappent fréquemment dans la lande pour aspirer à de jours meilleurs.
Submission

Submission

Author: Michel Houellebecq
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374714487
Pages: 256
Year: 2015-10-20
A controversial, intelligent, and mordantly funny new novel from France's most famous literary figure Paris, 2022. François is bored. He's a middle-aged lecturer at the Sorbonne and an expert on J. K. Huysmans, the famous nineteenth-century "decadent" author. But François's own decadence is considerably smaller in scale. He sleeps with his students, eats microwave dinners, reads the classics, queues up YouPorn. Meanwhile, it's election season. And although Francois feels "about as politicized as a hand towel," things are getting pretty interesting. In an alliance with the socialists, France's new Islamic party sweeps to power. Islamic law comes into force. Women are veiled, polygamy is encouraged, and Francois is offered an irresistible academic advancement--on condition that he convert to Islam. Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker has said of this novel that "Houellebecq is not merely a satirist but--more unusually--a sincere satirist, genuinely saddened by the absurdities of history and the madnesses of mankind." Michel Houellebecq's Submission may be satirical and melancholic, but it is also hilarious; a comic masterpiece by one of France's great novelists.
UNE DOULOUREUSE ESPERANCE

UNE DOULOUREUSE ESPERANCE

Author: Abou-Bakar Mamah
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 146979120X
Pages: 148
Year: 2012-03-30
Comme dans chaque coin du monde, la République d'Adjopa présente des réalités climatiques parfois redoutables. C'est le cas de l'harmattan qu'on rencontre dans la partie septentrionale du pays et dont les sévices sont relatés plus précisément dans le village de Yéliwa. Un coup d'œil furtif sur le quotidien des habitants du même village laisse entrevoir comment les paysans associent aisément Allah à leurs croyances traditionnelles en créant par là un parfait syncrétisme religieux. Youssif qui s'arroge parfois le rôle de narrateur dans le roman est né et a grandi dans ce milieu plein de contrastes avant d'accumuler des succès scolaires qui le conduiront à l'Université d'Adjopa où il obtint son Diplôme de Maîtrise ès-Lettres. Comme tout jeune intellectuel, Haman Youssif n'avait qu'un seul rêve: monnayer son talent sur la terre de ses aïeux, «...changer de statut, jouir d’un numéro matricule et redéfinir sa valeur réelle d’homme et d’intellectuel». Mais, hélas! Ce rêve ne saura devenir réalité, car Youssif fut victime de l'injustice alors qu'il se croyait parmi les lauréats du concours de recrutement des enseignants auxiliaires, organisé par le Ministère de l'Education Nationale. Suite à cet échec inattendu, le malheureux candidat s'envola au pays de l'Oncle Sam où il témoigna des ses propres yeux des conditions de vie et de travail des immigrants à l'instar de Camara et Mousbaou. A travers l'expérience de Djanfarou et sa femme Sékina, il y a lieu de comprendre que l'obtention du visa à Adjopa pouvait aussi être risquée et même lever le voile sur le monde traditionnel et ses mystères. La joie de Sékina de rejoindre son mari après une décennie d’attente n’aura été que de courte durée. Ailleurs est-il vraiment meilleur? La réponse à cette question reste soumise à la réflexion du lecteur.
The Origin, History & Purport of Freemasonry (Annotated Edition)

The Origin, History & Purport of Freemasonry (Annotated Edition)

Author: John Fellows
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849630188
Pages: 436
Year: 2013-10-17
The intention of this work is to endeavor to unravel the intricate web in which the mystery (of freemasonry) is involved, by tracing the order back to its source, and, by showing its intimate connection and similitude to institutions more ancient, put it beyond a doubt, that it sprang from and is a continuation of the rites and ceremonies observed in those establishments. That the writer, as a freemason, is extremely liberal, may be judged from his own reprobation of the oaths imposed upon members. He considers a total abandonment of the oaths, at the present day, requisite. He says that the mysteries, from which the institution was derived, created, and that the custom of the times when it was established, sanctioned the most horrible oaths. The argument used, that these oaths are no longer necessary, is, we think, effectual against the existence of Masonry itself.
The Exchange of Princesses

The Exchange of Princesses

Author: Chantal Thomas
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
ISBN: 1590517032
Pages: 352
Year: 2015-07-07
Set in the French and Spanish courts of the eighteenth century, this novel is based on a true story about the fate of two young princesses caught in the intrigues and secrets of the moment Philippe d’Orléans, the regent of France, has a gangrenous heart—the result of a life of debauchery, alcohol, power, and flattery. One morning in 1721, he decides to marry eleven-year-old Louis XV to the daughter of Philippe V of Spain, who is only four. Orléans hopes this will tie his kingdom to Spain. But were Louis to die without begetting an heir—the likeliness of which is greatly increased by having a child bride—Orléans himself would finally be king. Orléans tosses his own daughter into the bargain, the twelve-year-old Mlle de Montpensier, who will marry the Prince of Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne. The Spanish court enthusiastically agrees and arrangements are made. The two nations trade their princesses in a grand ceremony in 1722, making bonds that should end the historical conflict. Nothing turns out as expected.
The Publishers' Circular

The Publishers' Circular

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Year: 1868

René Magritte

René Magritte

Author: Pierre Sterckx
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 284323509X
Pages: 160
Year: 2003

The Passion of Mademoiselle S.

The Passion of Mademoiselle S.

Author: Jean-Yves Berthault
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0812998782
Pages: 272
Year: 2016-02-09
A literary treasure: the recently discovered letters that chronicle the passionate affair of a young woman in Paris in 1928 While helping a friend clear out an old apartment in Paris, diplomat Jean-Yves Berthault came upon a leather portfolio that contained a collection of handwritten letters. After reading the first one, Berthault realized that he had stumbled upon an extraordinary correspondence—a charged and passionate epistolary love affair that brought to mind the French classics The Story of O, Justine, and Delta of Venus. He began to piece together clues. The letters were from Simone, a well-to-do, unmarried Parisian woman, to her younger, married lover, Charles. Written between 1928 and 1930, they tell the story of an illicit love affair that sparked a sexual awakening for both lovers. As the affair intensifies, Simone becomes obsessed with Charles, even as he begins to grow more distant. As her hunger deepens, she pushes him beyond all boundaries into dangerous and forbidden realms, in an effort to keep him enthralled. With each broken taboo, Charles submits—until their last fateful encounter. The Passion of Mademoiselle S. is a tour de force. In language that is by turns elegant, impassioned, and surprisingly graphic, these love letters are a portrait of a sexual and psychological obsession. Berthault’s notes on the period add dimension and context to the correspondence. But it is the voice of Simone—that of a sensual, vulnerable, and curiously modern woman—that comes through most vibrantly and echoes down the centuries. Praise for The Passion of Mademoiselle S. “The steamiest . . . text ever.”—Le Parisien From the Hardcover edition.