The Idiot English French Edition Illustrated

Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635378117
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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 Kreutzer Sonata English French Edition Illustrated

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635376246
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During a train ride, Pozdnyshev overhears a conversation concerning marriage, divorce and love. When a woman argues that marriage should not be arranged but based on true love, he asks "what is love?" and points out that, if understood as an exclusive preference for one person, it often passes quickly. Convention dictates that two married people stay together, and initial love can quickly turn into hatred. Pozdnychev raconte au narrateur sa vie. Il a commencé à fréquenter les prostituées alors qu’il n’avait pas encore seize ans. À trente ans, il se considère comme un fornicateur mais, n’ayant pas abandonné l’idée de se marier, il choisit la jeune fille la plus pure qu’il puisse trouver. La lune de miel est un échec après trois jours et « l’épuisement de la sensualité». Sa femme se retrouve enceinte immédiatement, elle aura cinq enfants en huit ans. L’incompréhension dans le couple fait place au dédain puis à la haine. Après une dispute particulièrement orageuse, sa femme fait une tentative de suicide.

Sense And Sensibility English French Edition Illustrated

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635378354
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Henry Dashwood, his second wife, and their three daughters live for many years with Henry's wealthy bachelor uncle. That uncle decides, in late life, to will his property first to Henry, then to Henry's first son John, and then to John's three-year-old son Harry. The uncle dies, but Henry lives just a year after that. On Henry's death, the new owner of the estate, then, is John Dashwood, the child of Henry's first marriage. Henry's second wife, Mrs Dashwood, and their daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a small income. On his deathbed, Mr Henry Dashwood extracts a promise from his son John to take care of his half-sisters. But before Henry is long in the grave, John's greedy wife, Fanny, persuades her husband to renege on the promise, appealing to his concerns about diminishing his own son Harry's inheritance and to the fact that his sisters are but half-blood and therefore undeserving of his family loyalty. Après le décès de Henry Dashwood, ses trois filles, Elinor, Marianne et Margaret, ainsi que leur mère se trouvent privées de leur part d'héritage par leur demi-frère John (né d'un précédent mariage de Henry Dashwood) qui se laisse facilement convaincre par sa femme Fanny qu'il ne leur doit rien. Leur condition financière considérablement diminuée, elles se retrouvent dans une situation particulièrement difficile.

Fragonard

Author: Pierre Rosenberg
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 0870995162
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Great French Tales Of Fantasy Contes Fantastiques C L Bres

Author: Stanley Appelbaum
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486121712
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Included are Trilby, or the Elf of Argyll, by Charles Nodier, Théophile Gautier's The Amorous Dead Woman, as well as works by Prosper Mérimée, Guy de Maupassant, and Villiers de l'Isle-Adam.