"This is an eclectic guide to eight 19th- and 20th-century French novels chosen for being widely considered timeless masterpieces in France and beyond….Students and general readers seeking a thorough understanding of these influential novels will benefit greatly from this outstanding guide. Highly recommended."
Library Journal, Starred Review
[M]asterpieces of French Literature is intended as a supplementary guide to aid comprehension and exploration, and not as a substitute for reading the work, nor is it the mechanical dissection and parsing of a Cliff's Notes - the essays here flow with far more depth, insight, and curiosity. Highly recommended for literature and literary studies shelves.
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