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  • Moby Dick

    Herman Melville

    • Adult pbs
    • 17 Février 2010

    Moby Dick, la terrible baleine blanche ! Depuis qu'elle l'a privé d'une jambe, le capitaine Achab s'est juré de se venger. Ignorant tous les présages funestes, il entraîne pendant de longs mois l'équipage du Pequod dans une folle poursuite à travers les océans.

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    Edmond Rostand

    • Adult pbs
    • 29 Juin 2006

    Cyrano, poète doté d'un très grand nez et de beaucoup d'esprit, n'a pas un physique particulièrement avenant. Il est amoureux de Roxane, sa cousine, qui aime Christian, beau mais peu intelligent. Les deux hommes décident de séduire Roxane en alliant leurs qualités.

  • Thérèse Desqueyroux

    François Mauriac

    • Adult pbs
    • 15 Mai 2013

    Falsifiant des ordonnances, Thérèse a tenté d'empoisonner Bernard, son mari, un homme respectable mais froid, buté. Pour préserver sa famille du scandale, ce dernier a déposé en faveur de sa femme; Thérèse a obtenu un non-lieu. Sur le chemin qui la ramène du tribunal vers son mari, la jeune femme fait défiler sa vie, les blessures qui l'ont poussée à commettre ce crime démoniaque. Peut-être la plus belle, la plus violente prière romanesque de Mauriac.

  • Les liaisons dangereuses

    Pierre Choderlos De Laclos

    • Adult pbs
    • 11 Juillet 2000

    E passe-temps favori de Mme de Merteuil et Valmont est de pervertir et manipuler les jeunes gens, comme la jeune et innocente Cécile Volanges. Ils souhaitent répandre autour d'eux une vision de l'amour où les sentiments n'ont pas leur place, pourtant Valmont tombe sous le charme de Mme de Tourvel.

  • Nadja

    André Breton

    • Adult pbs
    • 29 Mars 2007

    «Je n'ai dessein de relater, en marge du récit que je vais entreprendre, que les épisodes les plus marquants de ma vie telle que je peux la concevoir hors de son plan organique, soit dans la mesure même où elle est livrée aux hasards, au plus petit comme au plus grand, où regimbant contre l'idée commune que je m'en fais, elle m'introduit dans un monde comme défendu qui est celui des rapprochements soudains, des pétrifiantes coïncidences, des réflexes primant tout autre essor du mental, des accords plaqués comme au piano, des éclairs qui feraient voir, mais alors voir, s'ils n'étaient encore plus rapides que les autres.»

  • Les misérables

    Victor Hugo

    • Adult pbs
    • 26 Novembre 2015

    A brilliant modern translation by Christine Donougher of Victor Hugo's thrilling masterpiece, with an introduction by Robert Tombs. This is the best translation of the novel available in English, as recommended by David Bellos in The Novel of the Century . Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat: by his own conscience, and by the relentless investigations of the dogged policeman Javert. It is not simply for himself that Valjean must stay free, however, for he has sworn to protect the baby daughter of Fantine, driven to prostitution by poverty. 'A magnificent achievement. It reads easily, sometimes racily, and Hugo's narrative power is never let down ... An almost flawless translation, which brings the full flavour of one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century to new readers in the twenty-first' - William Doyle, Times Literary Supplemen t 'The year's most interesting publication from Penguin Classics was [...] a new translation by Christine Donougher of the novel we all know as Les Miserables . You may think that 1,300 pages is a huge investment of time when the story is so familiar, but no adaptation can convey the addictive pleasure afforded by Victor Hugo's narrative voice: by turns chatty, crotchety, buoyant and savagely ironical, it's made to seem so contemporary and fresh in Donougher's rendering that the book has all the resonance of the most topical state-of-the-nation novel' - Telegraph 'Christine Donougher's seamless and very modern translation of Les Miserables has an astonishing effect in that it reminds readers that Hugo was going further than any Dickensian lament about social conditions [...] The Wretched touches the soul' - Herald Scotland

  • Limonov

    Emmanuel Carrère

    • Adult pbs
    • 29 Octobre 2015
  • Bel-Ami

    Guy de Maupassant

    • Adult pbs
    • 5 Août 1999

    "Impression en « gros caractères » et version numérique téléchargeable gratuitement à partir du livre.
    Maupassant décrit une société de la fin du XIXe siècle entachée par les scandales. Au sein d'un journal parisien, Georges Duroy utilise toutes les ficelles mises à sa disposition pour grimper dans l'échelle sociale."

  • White girls

    Hilton Als

    • Adult pbs
    • 1 Février 2018

    'I defy you to read this book and come away with a mind unchanged' John Jeremiah Sullivan 'Als has a serious claim to be regarded as the next James Baldwin' Observer 'I see how we are all the same, that none of us are white women or black men; rather, we're a series of mouths, and that every mouth needs filling: with something wet or dry, like love, or unfamiliar and savory, like love' White Girls is about, among other things, blackness, queerness, movies, Brooklyn, love (and the loss of love), AIDS, fashion, Basquiat, Capote, philosophy, porn, Louise Brooks and Michael Jackson. Freewheeling and dazzling, tender and true, it is one of the most highly acclaimed essay collections in years. 'A voice that's new, that comes as if from a different room. I defy you to read this book and come away with a mind unchanged' John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of Pulphead 'Effortless, honest and fearless' Rich Benjamin, The New York Times 'Als is one of the most consistently unpredictable and surprising essayists out there, an author who confounds our expectations virtually every time he writes' David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times 'A comprehensive and utterly lovely collection of one of the best writers around' Eugenia Williamson, Boston Globe

  • Jane eyre

    Charlotte Brontë

    • Adult pbs
    • 22 Avril 2016

    Growing up in the home of a cruel aunt and a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre, an orphaned young woman, accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall and soon finds herself in love with her employer, the enigmatic Rochester. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

  • Hamlet

    William Shakespeare

    • Adult pbs
    • 27 Août 2015

    Qui a tué le roi Hamlet ? Sa veuve, la reine Gertrude ? Son frère Claudius, devenu roi en épousant la veuve ? Le jeune prince Hamlet, visité par le fantôme de son père, les soupçonne tous deux... "Il est admis par tous qu'Hamlet est plus vivant qu'un homme qui passe." Alfred Jarry.

  • La bête humaine

    Emile Zola

    • Adult pbs
    • 11 Juillet 2000

    Le Havre, 1869. Jacques Lantier est rongé par une lourde hérédité... Les femmes réveillent en lui des pulsions meurtrières. Il leur préfère sa Lison, la locomotive qu´il conduit fièrement, jour après jour. Un regard changera tout, celui de Séverine, croisé lors de l´enquête sur le meurtre du président de la Compagnie ferroviaire. Jacques s´éprend de la jeune femme. Elle semble être la seule à pouvoir le guérir de sa folie.

  • Pensées

    Blaise Pascal

    • Adult pbs
    • 11 Juillet 2000

    En 1656, après une existence mondaine où il cherche la gloire par l'exploitation de ses recherches scientifiques, Pascal entreprend une apologie de la religion chrétienne que sa santé ne lui laissera pas le temps d'achever et dont il reste seulement des fragments. Cette édition par extraits permet l'étude de l'argumentation et du classicisme dans les classes de seconde et première.

  • Demian

    Hermann Hesse

    • Adult pbs
    • 7 Septembre 2017

    Demian is a coming-of-age story that follows a young boy's maturation as he grapples with good and evil, lightness and darkness, and forges alternatives to the ever-present corruption and suffering that he sees all around him. Crucial to this development are his relationships with a series of older mentors, of who the titular Demian is the most charismatic, otherworldly and ultimately influential. Many have noted the influence of Jungian psychology upon this novel and it is fascinating to see Herman Hesse's interests in the self, existence and free will play out through through the lens of early twentieth-century Europe; Christian imagery and themes are ever-present, as is the shadow of the First World War.

  • Léviathan

    Thomas Hobbes

    • Adult pbs
    • 27 Juillet 2017

    "During the time men live without a common Power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called Warre" Written during the turmoil of the English Civil War, Leviathan is an ambitious and highly original work of political philosophy. Claiming that man's essential nature is competitive and selfish, Hobbes formulates the case for a powerful sovereign--or "Leviathan"--to enforce peace and the law, substituting security for the anarchic freedom he believed human beings would otherwise experience. This worldview shocked many of Hobbes's contemporaries, and his work was publicly burnt for sedition and blasphemy when it was first published. But in his rejection of Aristotle's view of man as a naturally social being, and in his painstaking analysis of the ways in which society can and should function, Hobbes opened up a whole new world of political science. Based on the original 1651 text, this edition incorporates Hobbes's own corrections, while also retaining the original spelling and punctuation, to read with vividness and clarity. C. B. Macpherson's introduction elucidates one of the most fascinating works of modern philosophy for the general reader. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

  • Animal farm

    George Orwell

    • Adult pbs
    • 27 Août 2015

    'The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again: but already it was impossible to say which was which...' Halas & Bachelor studio's classic and controversial 1954 animation of Animal Farm , George Orwell's chilling fable of idealism betrayed, was the first ever British animated feature film. This landmark illustrated edition of Orwell's novel was first published alongside it, and features the original line drawings by the film's animators, Joy Batchelor and John Halas.

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