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Great French Tales of Fantasy: A Dual-Language Book

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Great French Tales of Fantasy/Contes fantastiques célèbres: A Dual-Language Book

These six riveting fantasy classics from the golden age of the French short story will keep you glued to your chair. Drawn from the genre's outstanding nineteenth-century writers, they range from the Romantic era to the rise of the Symbolists and Decadents. Presented chronologically by date of publication, they include Charles Nodier's "Trilby; or, The Elf of Argyll," Théophile Gautier's "The Amorous Dead Woman," "The Venus of Ille" by Prosper Mérimée, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam's "Second Sight," and two tales by Guy de Maupassant, "A Divorce Case" and "Who Knows?".

This dual-language book features accurate new English translations on pages facing the original French, an informative introduction, and explanatory footnotes. It opens a door for students of French language and literature—well as any other lover of fantasy—to explore the world of the eerie and unknown.

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Product Description

Great French Tales of Fantasy/Contes fantastiques célèbres: A Dual-Language Book

These six riveting fantasy classics from the golden age of the French short story will keep you glued to your chair. Drawn from the genre's outstanding nineteenth-century writers, they range from the Romantic era to the rise of the Symbolists and Decadents. Presented chronologically by date of publication, they include Charles Nodier's "Trilby; or, The Elf of Argyll," Théophile Gautier's "The Amorous Dead Woman," "The Venus of Ille" by Prosper Mérimée, Villiers de l'Isle-Adam's "Second Sight," and two tales by Guy de Maupassant, "A Divorce Case" and "Who Knows?".

This dual-language book features accurate new English translations on pages facing the original French, an informative introduction, and explanatory footnotes. It opens a door for students of French language and literature—well as any other lover of fantasy—to explore the world of the eerie and unknown.

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Additional Information
Book Genre Poetry
Book Format Parallel Text
Binding Paperback
Publisher Dover Publications
Number of pages 304
ISBN 978-0486447131
Date of Publication 01-Jan-09
Language French
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • Parallel texts enable you to read through the text and check on any words or phrases that you might not have quite understood. These books are a great tool for language learners!
  • Full translation in English
  • Notes on certain sections
  • Read some great works of literature while also learning a language
  • Ideal for intermediate learners
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