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Great French Tales of Fantasy/Contes fantastiques célèbres: 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," ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 23rd 2006 by Dover Publications
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Bruce
Dec 20, 2013 Bruce rated it really liked it
This is a collection of French novellas arranged chronologically, each presented in French-English dual-language format for those unsure of their ability to read the French.

Charles Nodier: Trilby; ou, le lutin d’Argail/Trilby; or, The Elf of Argyll
Interestingly, this is a tale of the supernatural taking place in and based upon the folklore of Scotland. It can be read as a simple tale of the supernatural or, probably more recently, as a psychological study involving desire, the id, vs conscienc
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Constance
Feb 04, 2016 Constance rated it really liked it
Thank You Stanley Appelbaum for this dual-language book. For those of us who are not yet prepared to read French on its own, "Contes Fantastiques Célèbres" is a useful tool, which spares bilingual readers the inevitable dictionary searches. Enjoy! The stories are a bit surprising...you have been warned.

google translate~Merci Stanley Appelbaum pour ce livre en deux langues. Pour ceux d'entre nous pas encore prêt à lire le français lui-même, « Contes fantastiques celebres » est un outil utile qui
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