THE SUN KING
“With learning and flair, Nancy Mitford
employs an elegant and aphoristic style to
match the complexity and splendor of Louis
XIV. The illustrations would be opulent for an
art book.”— Time magazine. Maps.
Penguin 312 pp. 0-14-023967-7 $24.00
THE MISANTHROPE and Other Plays
Translated by John Wood and David Coward
with an Introduction and Notes by David Coward
Also includes The Would-Be Gentleman, Tartuffe,
The Doctor Despite Himself, Such Foolish Affected
Ladies, and Those Learned Ladies. 352 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044730-X $8.95
Michel de Montaigne
AN APOLOGY FOR RAYMOND SEBOND
Translated with an Introduction by M. A. Screech
Penguin Classics 0-14-044493-9
THE ESSAYS: A Selection
Translated with an Introduction by M. A. Screech
“Screech’s translation brilliantly captures
the directness, energy, and pithiness of
Montaigne’s writing.”—The Christian Science
Monitor. 480 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044602-8 $14.00
Translated with an Introduction by J. M. Cohen
A selection of essays that take on a brilliant
range of subjects, including the education of
children, friendship, cannibals, the custom of
wearing clothes, and more.
Penguin 416 pp. 0-14-017897-X $14.00
Translated with an Introduction by C. J. Betts
Written to show that France was moving from
benevolent monarchy to royal tyranny. 352 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044281-2 $13.00
Translated with an Introduction by A. J. Krailsheimer
Penguin Classics 0-14-044645-1 $11.00
f DREAM OF SCIPIO: A Novel
“ A dazzling triptych of love and ideas….
Pears’s finest book yet.”— The Boston Globe.
Three interlinking narratives set in Provence
during three different centuries: the fifth (the
final days of the Roman Empire); the fourteenth (the years of the Black Death); and the
twentieth (World War II). “Complex, surprising and thought-provoking, a dream of a
novel in more senses than one.”—The Wall
Riverhead 416 pp. 1-57322-986-5 $14.00
Nominated for the 2004 International IMPAC
Dublin Literary Award
Christine de Pizan
f THE TREASURE OF THE CITY OF LADIES
See European History—Medieval, page 39.
THE ESSENTIAL ROUSSEAU
Translated by Lowell Bair
Introduction by Matthew Josephson
Includes The Social Contract, A Discourse on
Inequality, Discourse on the Arts and Sciences,
and The Creed of a Savoyard Priest.
Plume 300 pp. 0-452-01031-4 $15.00
Translated and Introduced by J. M. Cohen 608 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044033-X $13.00
A DISCOURSE ON INEQUALITY
and Annotated by Maurice Cranston 208 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044439-4 $9.95
THE SOCIAL CONTRACT
Translated with an Introduction
by Maurice Cranston 192 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044201-4
Madame de Sévigné
Edited and Translated by Leonard Tancock
An extraordinarily vivid picture of life in
Louis XIV’s France is captured in these witty
letters. 320 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044405-X $13.95
THE CHARTERHOUSE OF PARMA
Translated by M. R. B. Shaw 496 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044061-5
THE RED AND THE BLACK
Translated with an Introduction by Roger Gard
Penguin Classics 0-14-044764-4
Translated by Lloyd C. Parks
Afterword by Donald M. Frame
Signet Classic 534 pp. 0-451-51793-8
Translated and Introduced by John Butt 144 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044004-6 $6.95
CANDIDE, ZADIG, and Selected Stories
Introduction by John Iverson
Translated by Donald Frame
Signet Classic 352 pp. 0-451-52809-3
LETTERS ON ENGLAND
Translated and Introduced by Leonard Tancock
Lettres anglaises ou philosophiques offered the
French public of 1734 a panoramic view of
English culture and influenced the development
of French attitudes toward England. 160 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044386-X $9.95
Translated, Edited, and with an
Introduction by Theodore Besterman 400 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044257-X $13.95
Translated and Introduced by John Butt 192 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044126-3 $9.95
THE PORTABLE VOLTAIRE
Edited by Ben Ray Redman
Includes Part One of Candide; three stories;
selections from The Philosophical Dictionary,
The Lisbon Earthquake, and other works; and
Penguin 576 pp. 0-14-015041-2 $17.00
THE DIARY OF A
Edited with an Introduction by Marc Raeff
The only memoir told from a footsoldier’s
perspective, these diaries of an 18-year-old
German stonemason conscripted into the
Grand Army of Napoleon chronicle the grueling marches on Prussia and Poland.
Penguin 208 pp. 0-14-016559-2 $13.00
AU BONHEUR DES DAMES
(The Ladies’ Delight)
Translated, Edited, and Introduced by Robin Buss
Zola’s novel charts the beginnings of the capitalist economy and bourgeois society,
capturing the obsession with image, fashion,
and gratification that was a phenomenon of
19th-century French consumer culture. Notes,
bibliography, and chronology. 464 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044783-0 $12.00
Translated with an Introduction by Leonard Tanock
Zola’s only purely historical work, this realistic, detailed, and accurate account of France’s
defeat in the Franco-Prussian War is a testament to the human horrors of war. 512 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044280-4 $13.95
L’ASSOMMOIR (The Dram Shop)
Translated with an Introduction by Robin Buss
This edition includes Zola’s response to critics
who denounced his work as immoral. 480 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044753-9 $11.00
Anonymous and Francisco de Quevedo
f LAZARILLO DE TORMES
and THE SWINDLER
Two Spanish Picaresque Novels
Translated with a New Introduction
and Notes by Michael Alpert
Updated translations of Francisco de
Quevedo’s The Swindler (1626) and Lazarillo de
Tormes (1554), author unknown. New map,
chronology, notes, and suggested readings. A
fully revised Introduction examines the historical, economic, and social context of the
picaresque novel, with a detailed discussion
of each story. 240 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044900-0 $14.00