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By Stendhal, Stendhal; Translated by Coe, Richard N.
The result of Stendhal's unscrupulous plagiarim is one of the most fascinating literary enigmas of all time. How is it that what started as a blatant act of piracy evolved into a work of enduring genius? Despite its unpropitious beginnings, this work represents the wrong-headedne ...
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Brings together the articles which the author contributed as French correspondent for the London Magazine , New Monthly Magazine and other English reviews of the 1820s. This title provides an illuminating commentary on the politics and mores of post-Napoleonic France and Italy.
The author was only seventeen when he first rode south across the Alps in the wake of Napoleon's armies, and he continued to travel and to live in Italy until a few months before his death. It was the life of the country which fascinated him, its spirit, the inner workings of its ...
By Benmussa, Simone
Based on a short story by George Moore, which was recently adapted into a major Hollywood film starring Glenn Close, Benmussa's story releases a string of disturbing questions about the nature of women and society and is one of the most powerful and ground-breaking plays of the 1 ...
By Stendhal, Stendhal; Translated by Daniels, Guy
In this brilliant tour de force, Stendhal vigorously champions the spontaneous vitality of Shakespeare while condemning the rigid imitators of Corneille and Racine.
By Wharton, Edith
An extraordinarily well-observed dissection of New York's high society in the 1870s - the world Edith Wharton grew up in - The Age of Innocence shines a critical light on the social mores and values of the old order. Here presented with extra material and annotations.
The first of Edith Wharton's works depicting life in old New York , The Touchstone is an acutely observed novella , and an exploration of the tension between self-serving opportunism and the desire to live a moral life.
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