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.

The French Romanticists

Author: H. F. Stewart
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107600588
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First published in 1914, this book contains selections, in poetry and prose, from French Romantic writers. These selections serve to illustrate the theories put forward in a companion volume, The Romantic Movement in French Literature (1910). As a general rule, verse pieces are included in their entirety, although an exception is made in the case of a well-known passage from Victor Hugo's 'Réponse ... un acte d'accusation'. Prose selections are generally extracts from larger pieces, although two complete stories are included from Balzac and Mérimée. All selections are presented in the original French. This carefully compiled text will be of value to anyone with an interest in French literature and Romanticism.