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The Knight of Maison-Rouge
A Novel of Marie Antoinette
Written by Alexandre Dumas
Translated by Julie Rose
Introduction by Lorenzo Carcaterra


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6963-4 (0-8129-6963-4)

A major new translation of a forgotten classic

Paris, 1793, the onset of the Terror. Brave Republican Maurice rescues a mysterious and beautiful woman from an angry mob and is unknowingly drawn into a secret Royalist plot—a plot revolving around the imprisoned Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, and her enigmatic and fearless... Read more >
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The Three Musketeers

Written by Alexandre Dumas
Introduction by Allan Massie


Format: Hardcover, 680 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59499-0 (0-307-59499-8)

Alexandre Dumas’s most famous tale— and possibly the most famous historical novel of all time— in a handsome hardcover volume.

This swashbuckling epic of chivalry, honor, and derring-do, set in France during the 1620s, is richly populated with romantic heroes, unattainable heroines, kings, queens, cavaliers, and criminals in a whirl of adventure... Read more >

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The Three Musketeers

Written by Alexandre Dumas
Translated by Jacques Le Clercq
Introduction by Alan Furst


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75674-0 (0-375-75674-4)

First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas's swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan, a gallant young nobleman who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to join the ranks of musketeers guarding Louis XIII. He soon finds himself fighting alongside three heroic comrades—Athos, Porthos, and Aramis—who seek to uphold the honor of... Read more >
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The Three Musketeers

Written by Alexandre Dumas
Translated by Jacques Le Clercq


Format: Hardcover, 624 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 18, 1999
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-60332-0 (0-679-60332-8)

Dumas's ability to achieve astounding feats of literary acrobatics is matched only by the sword play of his characters.  In this new Modern Library edition the Three Musketeers ride again in all their glory, intrigue, and swashbuckling fun.  
"We read The Three Musketeers to experience a sense of romance and for the sheer... Read more >

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The Three Musketeers

Written by Alexandre Dumas
Translated by Lowell Bair


Format: Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: June 1, 1984
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21337-9 (0-553-21337-7)

First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas's swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan, a gallant young nobleman who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to join the ranks of musketeers guarding Louis XIII. He soon finds himself fighting alongside three heroic comrades--Athos, Porthos, and Aramis--who seek to uphold the honor of... Read more >

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The Lover

Written by Marguerite Duras


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: September 8, 1998
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70052-1 (0-375-70052-8)

An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France’s Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its first publication in 1984.

Set in the prewar Indochina of Marguerite Duras’s childhood, this is the haunting tale of a tumultuous... Read more >
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The Ravishing of Lol Stein

Written by Marguerite Duras


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 12, 1986
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-74304-2 (0-394-74304-0)

The Ravishing of Sol Stein is a huanting early novel by the author of The Lover. Lol Stein is a beautiful young woman, securely married, settled in a comfortable life—and a voyeur. Returning with her husband and children to the town, where years before, her fiance has abandoned her for another... Read more >
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A Man's Place

Written by Annie Ernaux
Translated by Tanya Leslie
Introduction by Francine Prose


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-403-9 (1-60980-403-1)

Annie Ernaux’s father died exactly two months after she passed her practical examination for a teaching certificate. Barely educated and valued since childhood strictly for his labor, Ernaux’s father had grown into a hard, practical man who showed his family little affection. Narrating his slow ascent towards material comfort, Ernaux’s cold... Read more >
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Harry Lipkin, Private Eye

Written by Barry Fantoni


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95046-8 (0-307-95046-8)

Meet Harry Lipkin: Part Sam Spade, part Woody Allen, all mensch.

Harry Lipkin is a tough-talking, soft-chewing, rough-around-the-edges, slow-around-the-corners private investigator who carries a .38 along with a spare set of dentures. He’s not the best P.I. in Miami, but at eighty-seven, he’s certainly the oldest. His latest client, Mrs. Norma... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Novels in Three Lines

Written by Felix Feneon
Introduction by Luc Sante


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-230-8 (1-59017-230-2)

In 1906, Félix Fénéon wrote 1,220 short items for a Paris newspaper. Collected and published in France after his death, Fénéon’s miniature masterpieces are here translated into English for the first time.
From adultery, murder, revenge, and traffic accidents to tax collection, daily life in France a century ago was as unexpectedly... Read more >
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Madame Bovary

Written by Gustave Flaubert
Edited by Leo Bersani
Translated by Lowell Bair


Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: June 1, 1982
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21341-6 (0-553-21341-5)

This exquisite novel tells the story of one of the most compelling heroines in modern literature--Emma Bovary. Unhappily married to a devoted, clumsy provincial doctor, Emma revolts against the ordinariness of her life by pursuing voluptuous dreams of ecstasy and love. But her sensuous and sentimental desires lead her only to... Read more >
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The Temptation of Saint Anthony

Written by Gustave Flaubert
Translated by Lafcadio Hearn
Introduction by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75912-3 (0-375-75912-3)

A book that deeply influenced the young Freud and was the inspiration for many artists, The Temptation of Saint Anthony was Flaubert’s lifelong work, thirty years in the making. Based on the story of the third-century saint who lived on an isolated mountaintop in the Egyptian desert, it is a fantastical... Read more >
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Herculine Barbin

Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 1980
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-73862-8 (0-394-73862-4)

Introduction by Michel Foucault. With an eye for the sensual bloom of young schoolgirls, and the torrid style of the romantic novels of her day, Herculine Barbin tells the story of her life as an hermaphrodite. She was designated female at birth. A pious girl in a Catholic orphanage, a bewildered... Read more >
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The Counterfeiters
A Novel
Written by Andre Gide


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 1973
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71842-2 (0-394-71842-9)

Published in 1926 when Gide was fifty-seven, this book shocked many by its honest treatment of homosexuality and the collapse of morality in the French middle-class. Its three themes, dealing with the problems of morals, literary artists, and society, are strikingly illuminated as the protagonist, a young artist pursues a search... Read more >
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If It Die

Written by Andre Gide


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 17, 2014
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-1-101-91044-3 (1-101-91044-5)

This is the major autobiographical statement from Nobel laureate André Gide. In the events and musings recorded here we find the seeds of those themes that obsessed him throughout his career and imbued his classic novels The Immoralist and The Counterfeiters

Gide led a life of uncompromising self-scrutiny, and his literary works resembled moments of... Read more >

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If It Die . . .
An Autobiography
Written by Andre Gide


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 8, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72606-4 (0-375-72606-3)

This is the major autobiographical statement from Nobel laureate André Gide. In the events and musings recorded here we find the seeds of those themes that obsessed him throughout his career and imbued his classic novels The Immoralist and The Counterfeiters.

Gide led a life of uncompromising self-scrutiny, and his literary... Read more >

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The Immoralist

Written by Andre Gide
Translated by Richard Howard


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 1996
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74191-6 (0-679-74191-7)

First published in 1902 and immediately assailed for its themes of omnisexual abandon and perverse aestheticism, The Immoralist is the novel that launched André Gide's reputation as one of France's most audacious literary stylists, a groundbreaking work that opens the door onto a universe of unfettered impulse whose possibilities still seem... Read more >
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The Immoralist

Written by Andre Gide


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 17, 2014
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5407-9 (0-8041-5407-4)

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Lafcadio's Adventures
A Novel
Written by Andre Gide


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71338-5 (0-375-71338-7)

Passing with cinematographic speed across the capitals of Europe, Nobel laureate André Gide’s Lafcadio’s Adventures is a brilliantly sly satire and one of the clearest articulations of his greatest theme: the unmotivated crime.

When Lafcadio Wluiki, a street-smart nineteen-year-old in 1890s Paris, learns that he’s heir to an ailing French nobleman’s fortune... Read more >
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The American

Written by Franz-Olivier Giesbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9585-8 (1-4000-9585-9)

On June 6, 1944, Frederick Giesbert, assigned to the American army’s 29th division, landed on bloody Omaha Beach, Normandy, an experience from which he never recovered. Three years later, Frederick had returned to his hometown of Chicago, married to a French girl. But when the seemingly happy couple moved to Normandy... Read more >

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The Mirador
Dreamed Memories of Irene Nemirovsky by her Daughter
Written by Elisabeth Gille
Translated by Marina Harss


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-444-9 (1-59017-444-5)

When Irène Némirovsky’s Suite Française was first published, the world discovered a new great writer. Even in France, however, Némirovsky had been more or less forgotten for years, until her youngest daughter Élisabeth Gille, only five years old when her mother died in Auschwitz, wrote a book to bring her back... Read more >
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La Petite

Written by Michele Halberstadt


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-531-0 (1-59051-531-5)

In La Petite, the renowned French writer and film producer Michèle Halberstadt vividly recounts the painful events that surrounded the death of her beloved grandfather when she was twelve years old. Michèle’s mother favored her older sister, her father was emotionally remote, her teachers dismissive, and her peers a foreign species... Read more >
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Sidetracks
Explorations of a Romantic Biographer
Written by Richard Holmes


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 4, 2001
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75771-9 (0-679-75771-6)

With this collection of short and fascinating biographical pieces, the award-winning biographer of Coleridge and Shelley offers a fascinating glimpse into the mysterious art of biography.

When researching, Richard Holmes has often become captivated by figures peripheral to his main subject, literary forays that he couldn’t resist. These tales—he forbidden love of... Read more >
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The Elementary Particles

Written by Michel Houellebecq


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72701-6 (0-375-72701-9)

Winner of the 2002 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

An international bestseller and controversial literary phenonemon that drew immediate comparison to the novels of Beckett, Huxley and Camus, this is the story of two half-brothers abandoned by a mother who gave herself fully to the drugged-out free-love world of the sixties. Bruno... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Map and the Territory

Written by Michel Houellebecq
Translated by Gavin Bowd


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94653-9 (0-307-94653-3)

Winner of the 2010 Prix Goncourt

The most celebrated and controversial French novelist of our time delivers a riveting masterpiece about art and money, love and friendship, and fathers and sons.

Jed Martin is an artist. His first photographs feature Michelin road maps, and global success arrives with his series on professions: portraits... Read more >
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