Great French Tales of Fantasy/Contes Fantastiques Celebres

Great French Tales of Fantasy/Contes Fantastiques Celebres : A Dual-Language Book

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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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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 192 x 220 x 15mm | 308g
  • New York, United States
  • English, French
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual ed.
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  • 0486447138
  • 9780486447131
  • 370,444

Table of contents

Charles Nodier (1780-1844)
Trilby; or, The Elf of Argyll [1822]
Théophile Gautier (1811-1872)
The Amorous Dead Woman [1836]
Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870)
The Venus of Ille [1837]
Villiers de l'Isle-Adam (1838-1889)
Second Sight [1867]
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)
A Divorce Case [1886]
Who Knows? [1890]
Appendix: The Prefaces to "Trilby"
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