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A Calcutta avec Mére Teresa

Noelle Herrenschmidt & Benoìt Marchon , , 1983
An illustrated diary of the events recorded by two French journalists from the magazine Astrapi on their journey to Calcutta and the time they spent with Mother Teresa
  • 2-227-61045-8
  • 2431
  • 1 copies
  • A1 A2

Autres Lieux

Didier Daeninckx , Librio , 1997
A crime novel centred on the discovery of a corpse in the Seine. Daeninckx's award-winning story brought a new lease of life to the French "roman noir" genre
  • 2-277-30091-8
  • 2970
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1 C2

Bernard et le Monstre

David McKee , Gallimard , 1981
A children's storybook for complete beginners
  • 2-070-39144-2
  • 1224
  • 1 copies
  • A1 A2

Blanche ou la triple contrainte de l’Enfer

Hervé Jubert , , 2005
A historical novel set in 1870 Paris under siege by the Prussians, it centres on a young woman, Blanche, whose uncle is the chief commissioner of the Parisian police-force, and is investigating a series of murders. The murders become more suspicious once black magic becomes involved
  • 2-226-15925-8
  • 5433
  • 1 copies
  • C1

Candide

Voltaire , Librio , 1994
This famous novel by Voltaire is a satire about an innocent young man who believes that eventually all is for the best, in this best of all possible worlds. He and his friends survive a number of disasters, always continuing their optimistic search for this 'best of all possible worlds.'
  • 2-277-30031-4
  • 1475
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1 C2

Celui qui n’était pas encore le Che

Christian Moire , , 1999
This historical novel, which mixes fiction and reality, paints a portrait of the future great revolutionary leader Ernesto Guevara when he was a medical student and went with his friend Alberto to explore South America
  • 2-844-20037-0
  • 5427
  • 1 copies
  • A2 B1

Chassé-croisé

Guillaume Guéraud , , 1999
Myrtille and Momo are two young people studying the history of France and who are confused about their origins. Things become complicated when Momo is forced to leave the country and the two try to keep their heads through the storm
  • 2-841-56158-5
  • 5428
  • 1 copies
  • A2 B1

Collection Lagarde et Michard - Moyen-Age

André Lagarde & Laurent Michard , Bordas , 1985
This book explores the evolution of the various dialects of "ancien français" into the regional languages of modern-day France. Politically, the book begins with the death of Charles IV in 1328 and the extinction of the Capetian line, bringing to the throne the related House of Valois, but as Philip IV's grandson, Edward III of England, claimed the French crown for himself, this sparked off the succession of conflicts known collectively as the Hundred Years' War. This long conflict, and the growth in militarism, chivalry and feudalism it was accompanied by, are strong influences in the literature of the time
  • 2-04-0162070
  • 344
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1 C2

Collection Lagarde et Michard - XIXième siécle

André Lagarde & Laurent Michard , Bordas , 1985
The nineteenth century saw France rise to military supremacy under Napoleon I, return to Bourbon rule under Louis XVIII, establish a Second Republic which became an empire under Napoleon III, giving way to the Third Republic in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War. In addition to these political changes, France also witnessed the growth of industrialism and imperialism, all of which contributed to the remarkable wealth of French literature during this period. This book looks at the rise and fall of Romaticism, Realism, Naturalism and Symbolism and studies the works of the prominent writers of these movements
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  • 902
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1 C2

Collection Lagarde et Michard - XVIième siécle

André Lagarde & Laurent Michard , Bordas , 1985
This century saw the Renaissance arrive in France, followed by humanism and Neo-Platonism, as well as the invention of the printing-press, all of which contributed to the growth of French literary creation. The brilliant courts of Francis II, Henri II and Catherine de Medici became cultural centres as writers flocked to them in search of patronage. This book studies the works of Montaigne, Belleforest and Amyot, among many others
  • 2-04-016209-7
  • 580
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1 C2

Collection Lagarde et Michard - XVIIième siécle

André Lagarde & Laurent Michard , Bordas , 1985
French literature gained its pre-eminence in European civilisation in this century, especially under the administrations of Richelieu and Mazarin and the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV. This book examines pieces written by the three giants of seventeenth century French literature, Molière, Racine and Corneille, as well as works by Boileau and Madame de La Fontaine
  • 347
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  • B2 C1 C2

Collection Lagarde et Michard - XVIIIième siécle

André Lagarde & Laurent Michard , Bordas , 1985
The eighteenth century saw the rise of the Age of Enlightenment, in which philosophers and writers advocated liberty, toleration, equality and progress, criticised the institutions of monarchy, aristocracy and clergy, and even ventured as far as to question the existence of God. This book contains extracts from the greatest works of Voltaire and Rousseau, the disciples of the Enlightenment, as well as Diderot and Montesquieu
  • 576
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Collection Lagarde et Michard - XXième siécle

André Lagarde & Laurent Michard , Bordas , 1985
This book is the sixth and last volume of the collection and is an overview of the history of French literature in the twentieth century. The book looks at poetry as well as novels and includes illustrations. It offers many extracts of works from the most famous authors and more
  • 2-04-018000-1
  • 2870
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1 C2

Contes Choisis

Guy de Maupassant , Librairie Hachette , 1963
A selected series of the most famous short-stories written by Guy de Maupassant, a nineteenth century French author known for his creative style and at times fantastical content
  • 767
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1 C2

Contes du Yiddishland

Ben Zimet , , 2000
This book provides an insight into Jewish culture through the accounts of ordinary Jewish people handed down over the generations. At times these stories are humorous and at others are poignant, and reflect the long history of the Jewish diaspora
  • 2-020-37193-6
  • 5435
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1

Coup de sabre

Guillaume Guéraud , , 1999
The story of Tom, an aspiring samurai, and his beautiful companion Joey, who seek revenge against the old man with no tongue
  • 2-844-20037-0
  • 5429
  • 1 copies
  • A2 B1

Dictionnaire des idées reçues

Gustave Flaubert , , 1994
This short satirical work was collected and published in 1911 from notes compiled by Gustave Flaubert during the 1870s, lampooning the clichés endemic in French society under the Second Empire. It takes the form of a dictionary of automatic thoughts and platitudes, and is a witty and interesting read
  • 2-910233-200
  • 2576
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2 C1 C2

Du Rififi pour Héraklès

Béatrice Bottet , , 2002
A novel by a French teacher passionate with ancient mythology and is based on the twelve labours of Herakles
  • 2-203-11940-3
  • 5430
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2

Enjeux, Débats, Expression

Madeleine Le Cunff-Renouard & Dolorès Ditner , ELM Publications , 1989
An excellent book providing numerous contemporary topics of discussion and debate suitable for advanced level
  • 0-946-13912-1
  • 1733
  • 4 copies
  • B2 C1

French Short Stories Volume I

Pamela Lyon , Penguin Books Ltd , 1966
The eight short stories in this collection, by Marcel Aymé, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Raymond Queneau and other French writers, have been selected both for their literary merit and as a representative of contemporary French writing. The English translations that are printed in a parallel text are literal rather than literary. This volume is intended primarily to help English-speaking students of French, but the stories also stand on their own and make excellent reading in either language
  • 0-140-02385-2
  • 1226
  • 1 copies
  • B2 C1 C2

Harry Potter à l'école des sorciers

J. K. Rowling , Gallimard , 1997
Harry Potter is an exciting story about young witches and wizards at school, and a story that every child knows, and many adults too. Therefore, reading the French translation is a great way to improve your skills at reading in French.
  • 2-070-54127-4
  • 1515
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2 C1 C2

Harry Potter et la chambre des secrets

J. K. Rowling , Gallimard , 1998
The second book in the popular collection of Harry Potter books. It follows Harry in his second year at Hogwarts, and the adventures he shares with his companions, Ronald and Hermione, when they open the forbidden Chamber of Secrets
  • 2-070-54129-0
  • 1264
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Harry Potter et le prisonnier d'Azkaban

J. K. Rowling , Gallimard Jeunesse , 1999
An excellent translation of the book.
  • 2-070-52818-9
  • 903
  • 2 copies
  • B1 B2 C1 C2

Histoire de la Bretagne et des Pays Celtiques - Deuxieme Partie

R. Honoré , Skol Vreizh , 1979
The second volume begins with the early modern period of French history, describing the effects of the Wars of Religion in Brittany, Colbert's reforms, the rise of Nantes as a slave-trading centre, and Brittany's resistance to the French Revolution. The book ends with a look at the development of regionalist and seperatist movements from the 1850s onwards, and reflects on the growth of the Breton language in literature and theatre
  • 2-903-31302-4
  • 3005
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Histoire de la Bretagne et des Pays Celtiques - Premiere Partie

R. Honoré , Skol Vreizh , 1984
This first volume covers the history of Brittany, from the Palaeolithic when the first hunter-gatherers settled in the area, to its colonisation by Celtic tribes and subsequent invasion by the Romans. It also covers the history of the Duchy of Brittany, and the various wars its dukes fought to maintain their independence from the French kings. It ends with Brittany's incorporation into France in 1532
  • 1732
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Histoires comme ça

Rudyard Kipling , Gallimard , 1979
This book contains several highly original short stories that are among Kipling's best known works. The stories, first published in 1902, are imaginative accounts of how various natural phenomena came about and throughout they use a comically elevated style inspired by the formal speech of the British Raj
  • 2-070-58598-0
  • 1225
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  • B2 C1 C2

Histoires en Chaussettes

Alain Serres , Gallimard , 1987
A childrens' story based on a terrifying teacher
  • 2-070-52307-1
  • 2972
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  • A1 A2 B1

Je Bouquine - L'Enfant au Dulcimer

Tor Seidler , , 1987
These books contain a mixture of comics and short-stories that are accompanied by simple word games and exercises
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  • 2427
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2 C1 C2

Je Bouquine - L'Évasion de Kamo

Daniel Pennac , , 1988
These books contain a mixture of comics and short-stories that are accompanied by simple word games and exercises
  • 721
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  • B1 B2 C1 C2

Je Bouquine - Le Combat d'Odiri

Georges-Olivier Chateaureynaud , , 1988
These books contain a mixture of comics and short-stories that are accompanied by simple word games and exercises
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  • 2426
  • 1 copies
  • B1 B2 C1 C2