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First French Reader: A Beginner's Dual-Language Book

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This excellent anthology offers the beginning French-language student a first taste of some of the world's most significant prose. Chosen for both their eloquence and ease of reading, excerpts from such masterpieces as Les Misérables, The Red and the Black, Madame Bovary, Carmen, and The Three Musketeers will open new worlds for linguists. Readers will savor the words of f ...more
Paperback, 205 pages
Published February 4th 2008 by Dover Publications
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This is a collection of selections from the works of 55 Italian writers from the early 14th century to the mid-20th century, about a third of which are poetry, the rest prose. The writers are arranged chronologically, and a short introduction gives background on each. The title of the book is a bit misleading; this is not a book for the very beginning reader, and the selections are not arranged by degree of difficulty. If the reader has a background in other Romance languages and also has a good ...more
This is a college text, or maybe advanced high school. It is labelled as a "beginner's" book and it is not. That said, it's a great anthology of the finest of French lit. Job well done, Monsieur Appelbaum.
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