This excellent anthology offers the beginning French-language student a first taste of some of the world's most significant prose. Chosen for both their eloquence and ease of reading, excerpts are from such masterpieces as:
- Les Misérables
- The Read and the Black
- Madame Bovary
- The Three Musketeers
- Descartes' The Discourse on Method
These readings - a total of 50 in all - will open new worlds for linguists. Readers will savor the words of fifty great writers of multiple genres from the 17th through the 20th centuries, including Voltaire, Rousseau, Balzac, Baudelaire, Dumas, Proust and other literary virtuosos.
Lucid and accessible, the unabridged English translations by Stanley Appelbaum appear on pages that face the original French text. Literature lovers, French-language students, and other readers will find this volume a fascinating exploration of French literature...and an invaluable aid to mastering one of the world's most romantic languages.
This wonderful paperbound publication includes an introduction and notes. It measures 5-3/8 by 8-1/2 inches with 240 pages.