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Jezebel

Written by Irene Nemirovsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74546-0 (0-307-74546-5)

A stunning novel about mothers and daughters, about vengeance, and an aging, still beautiful woman on trial for shooting her lover.

In a French courtroom, the trial of a woman is taking place. Gladys Eysenach is no longer young, but she remains striking, elegant, cold. She is accused of shooting dead her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Suite Francaise

Written by Irene Nemirovsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9627-5 (1-4000-9627-8)

Beginning in Paris on the eve of the Nazi occupation in 1940, Suite Française tells the remarkable story of men and women thrown together in circumstances beyond their control. As Parisians flee the city, human folly surfaces in every imaginable way: a wealthy mother searches for sweets in a town without... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Suite Francaise

Written by Irene Nemirovsky
Translated by Sandra Smith


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4473-3 (1-4000-4473-1)

By the early 1940s, when Ukranian-born Irène Némirovsky began working on what would become Suite Française—the first two parts of a planned five-part novel—she was already a highly successful writer living in Paris. But she was also a Jew, and in 1942 she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz: a month... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Wine of Solitude

Written by Irene Nemirovsky
Translated by Sandra Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74548-4 (0-307-74548-1)

Introspective and poignant, The Wine of Solitude is the most autobiographical of all of the novels from the celebrated author of Suite Française.

Beginning in a fictionalized Kiev, The Wine of Solitude follows the Karol family through the Great War and the Russian Revolution, as the young Hélène grows from a dreamy... Read more >
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La Boutique Obscure
124 Dreams
Written by Georges Perec
Translated by Daniel Levin Becker


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-175-1 (1-61219-175-4)

The never-before-translated dream diary of Georges Perec

In La Boutique Obscure Perec once again revolutionized literary form, creating the world’s first “nocturnal autobiography.” From 1968 until 1972–the period when he wrote his most well-known works–the French stylist recorded his dreams, but in an unorthodox manner.

Avoiding the hazy psychoanalysis of most dream... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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City of Darkness, City of Light

Written by Marge Piercy


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 12, 1997
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-91275-1 (0-449-91275-2)

"FAST-PACED . . . PIERCY BREATHES LIFE INTO THE ACTUAL HISTORICAL FIGURES WHO SHAPED THE REVOLUTION."
--San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle

In her most splendid, thought-provoking novel yet, Marge Piercy brings to vibrant life, three women who play prominent roles in the tumultuous, bloody French Revolution--as well as their more famous male counterparts... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Illegal Liaisons

Written by Grazyna Plebanek
Translated by Danusia Stok


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: New Europe Books
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-9850623-6-1 (0-9850623-6-3)

A passionate novel of unstoppable physical obsession amongst a group of Brussels eurocrats, Illegal Liaisons offers a fascinating insight into the first Polish generation that is truly ‘free’, but struggle to know where the boundaries of that freedom lie. Plebanek’s characters have to negotiate between the old-fashioned devout Catholicism they grew... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In Search of Lost Time Volume I Swann's Way

Written by Marcel Proust
Revised by D.J. Enright
Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin
Introduction by Richard Howard


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 23, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75154-7 (0-375-75154-8)

With a new introduction by Richard Howard—poet, translator, Pulitzer Prize winner, and recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant.

This is the authoritative English-language edition of Proust's In Search of Lost Time. D.J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C.K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account... Read more >

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In Search of Lost Time Volume II Within a Budding Grove

Written by Marcel Proust
Revised by D.J. Enright
Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 3, 1998
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75219-3 (0-375-75219-6)

For this authoritative English-language edition, D.J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C.K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the definitive 1989 Bibliothèque de la Pléiade editions.  This new translation re-establishes Proust's classic as a landmark of world literature.

Volume II of A la recherche du temps perdu... Read more >

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In Search of Lost Time Volume III The Guermantes Way

Written by Marcel Proust
Revised by D.J. Enright
Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin


Format: Trade Paperback, 864 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 3, 1998
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75233-9 (0-375-75233-1)

For this authoritative English-language edition, D.J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C.K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the definitive 1989 Bibliothèque de la Pléiade editions.  This new translation re-establishes Proust's classic as a landmark of world literature.

Volume III of A la recherche du temps perdu... Read more >

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In Search of Lost Time Volume IV Sodom and Gomorrah

Written by Marcel Proust
Revised by D.J. Enright
Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 16, 1999
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75310-7 (0-375-75310-9)

"The thing about Proust is his combination of the utmost sensibility with the utmost tenacity. He searches out these butterfly shades to the last grain. . . . And he will I suppose both influence me and make me out of temper with every sentence of my own."
--Virginia Woolf

Sodom and Gomorrah... Read more >

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In Search of Lost Time Volume V The Captive & The Fugitive

Written by Marcel Proust
Revised by D.J. Enright
Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin


Format: Trade Paperback, 992 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 16, 1999
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75311-4 (0-375-75311-7)

"Proust was the greatest novelist of the twentieth century, just as Tolstoy was in the nineteenth."
--Graham Greene

The Modern Library's fifth volume of Proust's masterpiece, À la recherche du temps perdu, contains both The Captive (1923) and The Fugitive (1925). In The Captive, Proust's narrator describes living with his lover, Albertine, in... Read more >

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In Search of Lost Time, Volume VI: Time Regained

Written by Marcel Proust
Revised by D.J. Enright and Joanna Kilmartin
Translated by Andreas Mayor and Terence Kilmartin


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 16, 1999
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75312-1 (0-375-75312-5)

"Proust is perhaps the last great historian of the loves, the society, the intelligence, the diplomacy, the literature, and the art of the Heartbreak House of capitalist culture."
--Edmund Wilson

Time Regained, the final book in Proust's masterpiece, À la recherche du temps perdu, chronicles the years of World War I, when, as... Read more >

In Search of Lost Time, Volume I
Swann's Way (A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64178-0 (0-679-64178-5)

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

In Search of Lost Time, Volume II
Within a Budding Grove (A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64179-7 (0-679-64179-3)

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

In Search of Lost Time, Volume III
The Guermantes Way
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 23, 2000
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64180-3 (0-679-64180-7)

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

In Search of Lost Time, Volume IV
Sodom and Gomorrah (A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64181-0 (0-679-64181-5)

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

In Search of Lost Time, Volume VI
Time Regained (A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook, 768 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64183-4 (0-679-64183-1)

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

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Remembrance of Things Past
Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: Trade Paperback, 1056 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1982
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71182-9 (0-394-71182-3)

A la recherche du temps perdu was originally published in eight parts, the titles and dates of which were: I. Du côté de chez Swann (1913), published in English as Swann's Way; II. A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (1919), awarded the Prix Goncourt in the year of publication and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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Remembrance of Things Past
The Guermantes Way & Cities of the Plain
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: Trade Paperback, 1216 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 1982
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71183-6 (0-394-71183-1)

A la recherche du temps perdu was originally published in eight parts, the titles and dates of which were: I. Du côté de chez Swann (1913), published in English as Swann's Way; II. A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (1919), awarded the Prix Goncourt in the year of publication and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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Remembrance of Things Past
The Captive, The Fugitive & Time Regained
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: Trade Paperback, 1152 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1982
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71184-3 (0-394-71184-X)

A la recherche du temps perdu was originally published in eight parts, the titles and dates of which were: I. Du côté de chez Swann (1913), published in English as Swann's Way; II. A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (1919), awarded the Prix Goncourt in the year of publication and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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Swann's Way

Written by Marcel Proust


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 1989
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72009-6 (0-679-72009-X)

Swann's Way is the first and best-known part of one of the landmarks of world literature, Marcel Proust's continuous novel Remembrance of Things Past.  This translation is Terence Kilmartin's 1981 reworking of the original C.K. Scott Moncrieff English translation, taking into account the 1954 Bibliothèque de la Pléiade edition derived by Pierre... Read more >

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The Devil in the Flesh

Written by Raymond Radiguet
Translated by Christopher Moncrieff


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-056-3 (1-61219-056-1)

An important work of early Modernism–long unavailable in America–now in a stunning new translation

Hailed by Jean Cocteau as a “masterpiece,” and by the Guardian as “Bret Easton Ellis’s Less Than Zero, avant la lettre,” this taut tale written by a teenager in the form of a frank “confession” is a gem... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Adam Haberberg

Written by Yasmina Reza


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7846-2 (1-4000-7846-6)

From the award-winning author of Art and Desolation comes this bitingly funny new novel that follows the absurd adventures of a man struggling with a midlife crisis.

Adam Haberberg is losing his sight in his left eye. His new book is a flop. And his marriage isn’t doing too well. But while... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dawn Dusk or Night
A Year with Nicolas Sarkozy
Written by Yasmina Reza


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38990-9 (0-307-38990-1)

From celebrated playwright-novelist Yasmina Reza comes an unprecedented account of her year spent with French president Nicolas Sarkozy. This utterly unorthodox portrait is written in a captivatingly impressionistic style: their exchanges exist as a play of words and glances, framed as scenes from a headlong drama. Along the campaign trail, in... Read more >
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