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  1. Candide ou l'Optimisme

    Voltaire
    Edited by Myrna Rochester and Eileen Angelini

    Candide ou l'Optimisme

    This Focus student edition of Candide has been designed to help students approach the original French text through an introductory essay, vocabulary and cultural notes, activities and study questions. All material is in French, and complete in one volume.

  2. L'École des femmes

    Molière
    Edited by Myrna Bell Rochester and Eileen M. Angelini

    L'École des femmes

    Molière's 1662 comedy L'École des femmes is considered by critics to be among his finest work. The story of a man who is so obsessed by feminine unfaithfulness that he plans to marry his young, naïve ward, whom he has groomed to be the perfect wife, is a classic example of Moliere's bold comedic style. This edition features the French text of Molière's play with vocabulary and notes suitable for students studying for the AP exam in French Literature.

  3. L'enfant noir

    Camara Laye
    Edited by Myrna Rochester and Natalie Schorr

    L'enfant noir

    The Focus Student Editions are designed for French language courses in literature and culture. Prepared with non-native French speakers in mind, these editions include an introduction (in French), the complete work, and linguistic and cultural notes in French, a current bibliography and study questions. A masterwork of modern francophone African literature, L’enfant noir has the artistry of a novel and the authenticity of an autobiography. This prizewinning 1954 tale describes the narrator’s journey from childhood in Kouroussa, in northwestern Guinea, to France, and the conflict of sacred traditions with the ways of the modern world.

  4. La culture francophone

    Astrid A. Billat and Bénédicte M. Boisseron

    La culture francophone

    La culture francophoneLe monde à l’écoute is an innovative textbook designed for intermediate to advanced French courses that aim to introduce the Francophone world and its cultures in an authentic context. From Africa to the Caribbean, to Quebec, to Europe, it explores selected Francophone histories and geographies through a multitude of fascinating avenues, including: lively overviews of French-speaking countries, regions, or populations; excerpts of classic Francophone texts; discussions of prominent Francophone films (films not included, but readily available from numerous vendors), culinary dishes, music, public figures, vignettes of everyday life, and more. An array of engaging exercises offer rich opportunities to build language skills, as students become active participants in both language learning and Francophone culture itself. North American Rights Only

    Click here for additional online audio resources and the index of songs covered in the book. Click here to see the list of films covered in La culture francophone and information about where to watch the films online or purchase DVDs and digital download/rentals of the films.

  5. Le Cid

    Pierre Corneille
    Edited by Myrna Rochester and Eileen Angelini

    Le Cid

    Corneille's Le Cid, the powerful, classic, seventeenth-century tragicomedy, has been designed in this edition to help English-speaking students approach the original French, with an introductory essay, language and culture notes, and study questions, all in one convenient volume.

  6. Pierre et Jean

    Guy de Maupassant
    Edited by Myrna Rochester and Eileen Angelini

    Pierre et Jean

    A masterful example of the psychological novel in French literature, this edition has been designed to help the English-speaking student approach the original French through the use of a thorough and informative introduction, ample and informative notes and study questions, all of which are contained in one convenient volume. Pierre et Jean is a naturalist work written by Guy de Maupassant in 1887. It tells the story of a middle-class French family whose lives are changed when a deceased family friend, leaves his inheritance to Jean. This provokes Pierre to doubt the fidelity of his mother and the legitimacy of his brother. The Focus Student Editions are appropriate as introductory texts for French language courses in literature and culture. 

  7. Survey of French Literature, Volume I: The Middle Ages and 16th Century (Third Edition)

    Morris Bishop and Kenneth Rivers

    Survey of French Literature, Volume I: The Middle Ages and 16th Century (Third Edition)

    A new edition of a classic anthology, published in five convenient and inexpensive volumes, updated for the modern student. Selections in French, with introductory material and notes in English. Includes time lines, introductions to each period and its culture, and short biographies of the authors.

  8. Survey of French Literature, Volume II: The 17th Century (Third Edition)

    Morris Bishop and Kenneth Rivers

    Survey of French Literature, Volume II: The 17th Century (Third Edition)

    A new edition of a classic anthology, published in five convenient and inexpensive volumes, updated for the modern student. Selections in French, with introductory material and notes in English. Includes time lines, introductions to each period and its culture, and short biographies of the authors.

  9. Survey of French Literature, Volume III: The 18th Century (Third Edition)

    Morris Bishop and Kenneth Rivers

    Survey of French Literature, Volume III: The 18th Century (Third Edition)

    A new edition of a classic anthology, published in five convenient and inexpensive volumes, updated for the modern student. Selections in French, with introductory material and notes in English. Includes time lines, introductions to each period and its culture, and short biographies of the authors.

  10. Survey of French Literature, Volume IV: The 19th Century (Third Edition)

    Morris Bishop and Kenneth Rivers

    Survey of French Literature, Volume IV: The 19th Century (Third Edition)

    A new edition of a classic anthology, published in five convenient and inexpensive volumes, updated for the modern student. Selections in French, with introductory material and notes in English. Includes time lines, introductions to each period and its culture, and short biographies of the authors.

  11. Survey of French Literature, Volume V: The 20th Century (Third Edition)

    Morris Bishop and Kenneth Rivers

    Survey of French Literature, Volume V: The 20th Century (Third Edition)

    A new edition of a classic anthology, published in five convenient and inexpensive volumes, updated for the modern student. Selections in French, with introductory material and notes in English. Includes time lines, introductions to each period and its culture, and short biographies of the authors.

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