Keyword:LITERATURE FRENCH FICTION

Sort

Showing 1-30 of 70

Image for The Wanderer (Le Grand Meaulnes)

The Wanderer (Le Grand Meaulnes)

By: Alain-Fournier [Fournier, Henri-Alban]; Delisle, Francoise; Peyre, Henri

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261479

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number II:23 laid in. Spine slightly faded, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. xxx, 232 pp. 8vo. is the only novel by French author Alain-Fournier who was killed in the first month of World War I. It is somewhat biographical - especially the name of the heroine Yvonne, for whom he had a doomed infatuation in Paris. Fifteen-year-old Francois Seurel narrates the story of his friendship with seventeen-year-old August... View more info

Image for Short Stories (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

Short Stories (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boni and Liveright: 1918

Seller ID: 2260902

Condition: Very Good


1918 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 252 pp. Flexible leatherette binding. CONTENTS: Don Juan; Christ in Flanders; In the Time of the Terror; Madame de Dey's Last Reception; A Passion in the Desert; Lost by a Laugh; Gold; Doomed to Live; An Accursed House; The Atheist's Mass; A Tragedy by the Sea. Honore de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French lif... View more info

Image for Eugenie Grandet

Eugenie Grandet

By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1961

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261268

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number VII: 26. Slipcase toned. 1961 Hard Cover. xvi, 271 pp. 8vo. '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 earliest and most famous novels in Balzac's Comedie humaine. The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine by the sudden arrival of E... View more info

Image for Pere Goriot

Pere Goriot

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265117

Condition: Near Fine


1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 376, [4] pp. 8vo. Navy blue leather spine, blue cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Albert Lynch. 'Pere Goriot' is the tragic story of a father whose obsessive love for his two daughters leads to his financial and personal ruin. Interwoven with this theme is that of the impoverished young aristocrat, Rastignac, come to Paris... View more info

Image for Scarlet Pimpernel

Scarlet Pimpernel

By: Baroness Orczy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1927

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2265801

Condition: Near Fine


42nd printing. Front jacket flap corners trimmed, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1927 Hard Cover. vi, 341, [3] pp. 8vo. A novel set during the portion of the French Revolution known as the Reign of Terror. The story of Sir Percy Blakeney, a chivalrous Englishman married to the beautiful French actress, Marguerite St. Just, with whom he pretends to be a slow-witted dandy. However this is but a ruse to hide his true identity as the Scarlet Pimpernel, who with his “League o... View more info

Image for Lessness (Signature Series 9)

Lessness (Signature Series 9)

By: Beckett, Samuel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Calder and Boyars: 1971

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2263337

ISBN: 0714506834

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Tiny ink number on spine, faint 1 inch crease on front edge. 1971 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 21, [3] pp. A short work by the Nobel Prize winning Irish author, originally published as Sans, here translated into English from the original French. View more info

Image for Too Far From Home: Selected Writings of Paul Bowles

Too Far From Home: Selected Writings of Paul Bowles

By: Bowles, Paul; Halpern, Daniel; Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Ecco Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281124

ISBN: 0880012951

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Edges lightly foxed. 1993 Hard Cover. xviii, 697, [5] pp. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 3/8. Edited by Daniel Halpern, with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates. For over forty-five years, Paul Bowles has been one of this century's most enigmatic and intriguing writers, best known for his novel The Sheltering Sky. This striking collection highlights Bowles's undeniable virtuosity and brings together for the first time his finest work including a new unpublished novella, ... View more info

Image for Castle to Castle

Castle to Castle

By: Celine, Louis-Ferdinand; Manheim, Ralph

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dell Book: 1970

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2277336

Condition: Good


First printing. Spine very faintly creased, front wrapper creased, ink name on blurb page, pages lightly toned. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. 352 pp. The time is the closing of World War II; the setting is an antiquated German castle occupied by a different kind of anachronism--the government of Vichy France, a collection of terrified officials, their wives, mistresses, flunkies, and Nazi protectors. This phantasmagorical scene becomes in the hands of the author an almost ... View more info

Image for The History of Don Quixote. (Easton Press Deluxe Limited Edition)

The History of Don Quixote. (Easton Press Deluxe Limited Edition)

By: Cervantes, Miguel De; Clark, J.W.; Shore, T. Teignmouth

Price: $375.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2013

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2276355

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #447 of 600 copies. Includes publisher's slipcase. Publisher's limitation slip and blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 2013 Full-Leather. xxviii, 737, [5] pp. Numerous plates by Gustave Dore throughout. Original light brown full leather, gilt titles and rules, all edges gilt, image of Don Quixote and Pancho Villa on front board, mirrored on an engraved plate mounted on the slipcase, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. This translation contains th... View more info

Image for The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer, with the Original 87 Illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, Together with an Introduction by John T. Winterich, and a Glossary for the Modern Reader

The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer, with the Original 87 Illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, Together with an Introduction by John T. Winterich, and a Glossary for the Modern Reader

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey; Morris, William; Winterich, John T.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2260541

Condition: Very Good


Very good in good jacket. Jacket toned with some loss along edges, a few light spots on jacket spine. 1958 Large Hardcover. xx, 554 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholar... View more info

Image for The Rover (The Malay Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad)

The Rover (The Malay Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad)

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1931

Seller ID: 2200784

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket. Ink stamp on half-title page, jacket flap corners trimmed. 1931 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. 8 x 5 5/8. 8vo. Original black cloth, yellow titles. Map and illustration on yellow endpapers. Illustrations by William Kemp Starrett. Part of the Malay Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad series, which were printed with uniform covers and wrap-around yellow jackets with two ships at sea flanked by seagulls.Author's... View more info

Image for The Rover: A Story of Napoleonic Times

The Rover: A Story of Napoleonic Times

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276926

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Very good in fair jacket. Rear hinge repaired, jacket toned and splitting along flap seams. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. 8 x 5 5/8. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, gilt titles. Author's last complete novel, depicting the rivalry of the French and English in the Mediterranean at the time of the French Revolution. An epigraph Conrad placed on the title page of this work, taken from Spenser's The Faerie Queen... View more info

Image for The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757

The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1935

Seller ID: 2275478

Condition: Very Good


1935 printing of the edition first released in 1919. Boards a bit rubbed, bookplate remnant and ink gift note on front endpapers, corner of last few pages lightly stained. We have more books available by this author!. vi, [2], 370 pp. Black cloth, gilt titles, color picture plate mounted on front board, illustrated endpapers. Cooper's memorable tale of the French and Indian War, with beautiful color plates by N.C. Wyeth. View more info

Image for The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757

The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1989

Seller ID: 2280224

Condition: Good


1989 printing. Lightly rubbed. We have more books available by this author!. Cooper's memorable tale of the French and Indian War, and a lone man who may hold the fate of many in his hands. View more info

Image for The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France

The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France

By: Darnton, Robert

Price: $22.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1996

Seller ID: 2206879

Condition: Near Fine


National Book Critics Circle Award Winner sticker to front wrapper, spine-head lightly bumped. 1996 Soft Cover. xxiii, 440 pp. Robert Darnton's work is one of the main reasons that cultural history has become an exciting study central to our understanding of the past.His latest book vibrates with the strange political and literary energies of ancient régime France. The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France traces the merging of philosophical, sexual, and ... View more info

Image for The Literary Criticism of Henry James

The Literary Criticism of Henry James

By: Daugherty, Sarah B.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Ohio University Press: 1982

Seller ID: 1515143

Condition: Very Good


1982 Trade Paperback. 232 pp. Henry James, O.M. (April 15, 1843(1843-04-15) – February 28, 1916) was an American author who expatriated to England, and who acquired British nationality near the end of his life. One of the key figures of 19th century literary realism, James was born in the United States, the son of theologian Henry James, Sr., and brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James. He spent the last 40 years of his life in... View more info

Image for Old Goriot

Old Goriot

By: De Balzac, Honore; Marriage, Ellen; Mauriac, Francois

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press / The Nonesuch Press: 1949

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261267

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number 4N laid in. Spine a bit faded, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1949 Hard Cover. xv, 316, [1] pp. 8vo. Translated from the French by Ellen Marriage, with an introduction by Francois Mauriac, and illustrations by Rene Ben Sussan. Old Goriot or Father Goriot) is an 1835 novel by French novelist and playwright Honore de Balzac (1799–1850), included in the Scenes de la vie Parisienne section of his novel sequence La Comedie... View more info

Image for The Legend of Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak and Their Adventures Heroical, Joyous, and Glorious in the Land of Flanders and Elsewhere, in Two Volumes

The Legend of Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak and Their Adventures Heroical, Joyous, and Glorious in the Land of Flanders and Elsewhere, in Two Volumes

By: De Coster, Charles; Atkinson, F.M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272121

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Boards a bit rubbed, ink name and year on front endpaper of each volume. 1922 Hard Cover. 321, [5]; 353, [1] pp. 8vo. Black cloth over paper-covered boards, paper spine labels. Translated from the original French by F.M. Atkinson. First published in 1867, this is a series of allegorical adventures based on the Low German folk hero Till Eulenspiegel. Coster changes the setting to the Reformation era Netherlands. View more info

Image for The Tales of Guy de Maupassant (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

The Tales of Guy de Maupassant (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: De Maupassant, Guy; Hearn, Lafcadio; Artinian, Artine; O'Brien, Justin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2205669

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal cosmetic wear to corners. 1977 Full-Leather. xii, 472 pp. 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Over four dozen short stories (including his famous The Necklace) translated from the original French by Lafcadio Hearn and Artine Artinian, with an introduction by Justin O'Brien and illustrations from watercolors by Gunter Bohmer. View more info

Image for The Odd Number: Thirteen Tales

The Odd Number: Thirteen Tales

By: De Maupassant, Guy; Sturges, Jonathan; James, Henry

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1889

Seller ID: 2260315

Condition: Near Fine


1908 printing, despite 1889 date on copyright (jacket advertises several works first published in 1908). Near fine in good jacket. A few tears and some loss along jacket corners, jacket toned, jacket flap corners trimmed. xvii, 226 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the French author of the naturalist school. This edition is translated into English by Jonathan Sturges, with an introduction by Henry James. Includes: Happiness; A Coward; The Wolf; The Necklace; The ... View more info

Image for The Little Prince [Le Petit Prince]

The Little Prince [Le Petit Prince]

By: De Saint Exupery, Antoine; Woods, Katherine

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock: 1943

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2203592

Condition: Very Good


6th printing. Beige cloth, maroon titles, Madison Avenue address on front jacket flap. Minimal wear to board corners, jacket heavily toned with minor loss from corners, all jacket flap corners trimmed (including price). 1943 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 91, [2] pp. Translated from the French by Katherine Woods. This story revolves around a little boy who leaves the small planet on which he lives alone, to travel the universe. During his odyss... View more info

Image for Paul and Virginia

Paul and Virginia

By: De Saint Pierre, J.B.H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1867

Seller ID: 2262498

Condition: Near Fine


Label on front paste-down endpaper, pencil date on rear endpaper. 1867 Small Hard Cover. viii, 122 pp. 4 3/8 x 2 15/16. Paul et Virginie (or Paul and Virginia) is a novel by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, first published in 1788. The novel's title characters are friends since birth who fall in love. The story is set on the island of Mauritius under French rule, then named Île de France. Written on the eve of the French Revolution, the novel is recognized as Be... View more info

Image for Le Petit Prince [The Little Prince] (French Language Edition)

Le Petit Prince [The Little Prince] (French Language Edition)

By: de Saint-Exupery, Antoine

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2270194

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1971 Mass Market Paperback. 113 pp. Original French text. Adventures of a little Prince who visited our world from his own tiny planet. Delightful French tale relates the adventures of a young prince, from a distant asteroid, whose rocket has been forced down in the African desert. View more info

Image for A Tale of Two Cities (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

A Tale of Two Cities (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Dickens, Charles; Winterich, John T.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Seller ID: 2275775

Condition: Near Fine


Minor scuffs along edges, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1981 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 371 pp. Original red full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by John T. Winterich, illustrations by Rene ben Sussan. This novel traces the private lives of a group of people caught up in the cataclysm of the French Revolution and the Terror. Dicken's based his historical... View more info

Image for All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See

By: Doerr, Anthony

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2014

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2279785

ISBN: 1476746583

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Ink name and date on front flyleaf, minor wear to corners, boards lightly soiled. 2014 Hard Cover. 531, [1] pp. 8vo. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. View more info

Image for The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

By: Dumas, Alexandre

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1942

Seller ID: 2276550

Condition: Very Good


Small surface tear on top corner of front picture plate, rest of plate lightly rubbed. 1942 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 472 pp. Color frontispiece and plate by Mead Schaeffer. Thrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantès is confined to the grim fortress of If. There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the tre... View more info

Image for The Romances of Alexandre [Alexander] Dumas, in Fifty [50] Volumes (D'Artagnan Edition, Illustrated.) -- Agenor de Mauleon; Ascanio; The Brigand; Blanche de Beaulieu; The Horoscope; The Black Tulip; The Two Dianas; The Duke's Page; Marguerite de Valois; La Dame de Monsoreau; The Forty-Five; The Three Musketeers; Twenty Years After; Vicomte de Bragelonne; The War of Women; Sylvandire; Chevalier d'Harmental; The Regent's Daughter; Olympe de Cleves; Memoirs of a Physician; The Queen's Necklace; Ange Pitou; Comtesse de Charny; Chevalier de Maison Rouge; Companions of Jehu; The Whites and the Blues; She Wolves of Machecoul; The Count of Monte Cristo; Black: The Story of a Dog; Tales of the Caucusus; Chauvelin's Will; Velvet Necklace.

The Romances of Alexandre [Alexander] Dumas, in Fifty [50] Volumes (D'Artagnan Edition, Illustrated.) -- Agenor de Mauleon; Ascanio; The Brigand; Blanche de Beaulieu; The Horoscope; The Black Tulip; The Two Dianas; The Duke's Page; Marguerite de Valois; La Dame de Monsoreau; The Forty-Five; The Three Musketeers; Twenty Years After; Vicomte de Bragelonne; The War of Women; Sylvandire; Chevalier d'Harmental; The Regent's Daughter; Olympe de Cleves; Memoirs of a Physician; The Queen's Necklace; Ange Pitou; Comtesse de Charny; Chevalier de Maison Rouge; Companions of Jehu; The Whites and the Blues; She Wolves of Machecoul; The Count of Monte Cristo; Black: The Story of a Dog; Tales of the Caucusus; Chauvelin's Will; Velvet Necklace.

By: Dumas, Alexandre [Alexander]

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1898

Seller ID: 2274202

Condition: Very Good


49 volumes of the D'Artagnan Edition. Volume 33, the second part of The Queen's Necklace, is from the Illustrated Cabinet Edition. Owner booklate on front endpaper of most volumes, pictographic ink stamp on front endpaper of first volume. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Blue cloth, gilt titles, top edges gilt, engraved frontispieces in each volume. A collection of Dumas's works, featuring The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, and... View more info

Image for The Journal of Madame Giovanni

The Journal of Madame Giovanni

By: Dumas, Alexandre [Alexander]; Wilbur, Marguerite E. (Translator); Reed, Frank W. (Foreword)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197357

Condition: Very Good


First English translation. Very good hardcover in good jacket. Jacket edges worn with minor loss, jacket spine faded, flap price intact. 1944 Hard Cover. xxxi, 404 pp. 8 5/8 x 6. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt titles, red top page ridge. Translated from the French edition of 1856 by Marguerite E. Wilbur, foreword by Frank W. Reed. The story of a beautiful Frenchwoman in the 1850s, and her travels to New Zealand, Tahiti, San Francisco (then still an Old West town), Hawaii,... View more info

Image for Twenty Years After

Twenty Years After

By: Dumas, Alexandre; Redman, Ben Ray

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261263

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number XI:24 laid in. Spine slightly faded, slipcase a bit rubbed (mostly to base). 1958 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 496 pp. Introduction by Ben Ray Redman, illustrations by Edy LeGrand throughout. Twenty Years After is a novel by Alexandre Dumas. This sequel to The Three Musketeers and a book of the so-called D'Artagnan Romances (the third and last book being The Vicomte de Bragelonne, including the ... View more info

Image for Twenty Years After: A Historical Romance (Being the Continuation of The Three Guardsmen)

Twenty Years After: A Historical Romance (Being the Continuation of The Three Guardsmen)

By: Dumas, Alexandre; Redman, Ben Ray

Price: $15.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt Company: 1915

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266810

Condition: Good


No jacket, faint stain on front board, hinges starting, no publisher date (circa early 1900's), bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, pencil name on front endpaper, pages very faintly toned. 1915 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 513 pp. Twenty Years After is a novel by Alexandre Dumas. This sequel to The Three Musketeers and a book of the so-called D'Artagnan Romances (the third and last book being The Vicomte de Bragelonne, including the famou... View more info