Author: Emile Zola
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Coal mines have become rare, but the miners of Germinal are immortal. This new edition of the novel, with a translation by Raymond MacKenzie, is an exquisite tribute to their work, their misery and their eventual revolt. In his introduction, David Baguley--one of the most respected authorities on the work of Zola--brilliantly illuminates the genetic, historical and aesthetic aspects of the novel. His lucid, sensitive and critical gaze highlights the real secrets of the work: its underlying anthropological and social investigation, the dark power of the tragic imagination and the brightness of symbolic and mythic intuitions. --Henri Mitterand, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University
The Twentieth Century
Author: Albert Robida, Philippe Willems, Arthur B. Evans
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Humorous, illustrated novel by the “father of science fiction illustration”.
Mated to the Beast
Author: Grace Goodwin
Publisher: Stormy Night Publications
After two of her brothers are killed in battle with the relentless alien menace that threatens the entire Interstellar Coalition, Sarah Mills volunteers to join the fight in an effort to bring home her last surviving brother. When she is mistakenly processed as a bride rather than a soldier, however, she rejects the match. But her mate has other ideas… Dax is an Atlan warlord, and like all the men of his race, a primal beast lurks within him, ready to emerge in the fury of battle or the heat of the mating fever. When he learns that his bride has chosen to fight on the front lines rather than share his bed, he sets out to track her down and take what the beast demands. Sarah is none too pleased when a massive brute claiming to be her mate arrives suddenly in the midst of a battle, and her displeasure turns to fury when Dax’s presence disrupts her mission and leads to the capture of her brother. But after her commanding officer refuses to authorize a rescue mission, Sarah’s best hope of saving the only family she has left is to accept Dax’s offer to help, even if that means giving herself to him in return. Though he is thrilled to have located his wayward bride, Dax quickly discovers that Sarah is nothing like the meek, submissive women of his world. If he wants her, he will have to tame her, with a firm hand applied to her bare bottom if necessary. But Dax doesn’t just want Sarah, he needs her. Can she satisfy the fearsome beast within him before he loses control completely? Publisher’s Note: Mated to the Beast is a stand-alone book set in the same world as Assigned a Mate, Mated to the Warriors, Claimed by Her Mates, and Taken by Her Mates. It is an erotic romance novel that includes spankings, sexual scenes, elements of BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.
A fascinating document of an extraordinary life, Memoirs of A Breton Peasant reads with the liveliness of a novel and bristles with the vigor of an opinionated autodidact from the very lowest level of peasant society. Brittany during the nineteenth century was a place seemingly frozen in the Middle Ages, backwards by most French standards; formal education among rural society was either unavailable or dismissed as unnecessary, while the church and local myth defined most people's reasoning and motivation. Jean-Marie Déguignet is unique not only as a literate Breton peasant, but in his skepticism for the church, his interest in science, astronomy and languages, and for his keen—often caustic—observations of the world and people around him. Born into rural poverty in 1834, Déguignet escapes Brittany by joining the French Army in 1854, and over the next fourteen years he fights in the Crimean war, attends Napoleon III’s coronation ceremonies, supports Italy’s liberation struggle, and defends the hapless French puppet emperor Maximilian in Mexico. He teaches himself Latin, French, Italian and Spanish and reads extensively on history, philosophy, politics, and literature. He returns home to live as a farmer and tobacco-seller, eventually falling back into dire poverty. Throughout the tale, Deguignet’s freethinking, almost anarchic views put him ahead of his time and often (sadly, for him) out of step with his contemporaries. Déguignet’s voluminous journals (nearly 4,000 pages in total) were discovered in a farmhouse in Brittany a century after they were written. This narrative was drawn from them and became a surprise bestseller when published in France in 1998. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Gabriel Cousens, M.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Conscious Eating has been referred to as the "Bible of Vegetarians," for both beginners and advanced students of health. This classic work in the field of live-food nutrition is an inspirational journey and a manual for life. Included is new information on enzymes, vegetarian nutrition for pregnancy, and an innovative international 14-day menu of gourmet, Kosher, vegetarian, live-food cuisine, plus 150 recipes.
Volume one of five The unabridged form of this story runs to over 1,900 pages in either French or English, necessitating multiple volumes of this bilingual edition, which is designed to assist those learning French. The original French text appears on the right-hand pages of the book, with the corresponding English translation on the left-hand pages. Other bilingual books available from Sleeping Cat Books: "The Picture of Dorian Gray Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe Fables of Jean de La Fontaine Candide Shakespeare's Sonnets New Fairy Tales for Small Children The Tales of Mother Goose The Count of Monte Cristo The Last of the Mohicans Madame Bovary"
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Ambitious journalist Georges Duroy alters his ways when he learn that seduction and blackmail will help his social ascent in 1890s Paris.
A Sentimental Education
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Jester House Publishing via PublishDrive
Sentimental Education has been described both as the first modern novel and as a novel to end all novels. Weaving a poignant love story into his account of the 1848 revolution, Flaubert shows a society in the grip of stereotypes, on every level. There is something farcical in his depiction of characters who aspire to act but are dogged by cliche at every turn. To a greater extent even than Madame Bovary, Sentimental Education is an indictment of modern consumerism, contrasting the hollowness of material achievement with the lasting beauty of the ideal. Flaubert's study of success and failure offers us a terrible sadness in a terrible beauty, yet is one of the world's great comic masterpieces.
Author: David Japy, Elodie Rambaud, Victor Garnier
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
From Victor Garnier and the team at blend hamburger, the Parisian restaurant that has taken this humble food to towering new heights, this collection of delicious recipes celebrates the burger. Reflecting the recent trend for burgers of every type and description, Hamburger Gourmet takes you from the beautiful simplicity of a classic beef burger to burgers made of everything from chicken to quinoa, along with blendies, delicious American sweets with a French twist. With separate instructions on buns, sauces and accompaniments, these 58 recipes will give even the biggest burger-lover new ideas for surprising twists on old favourites.
Author: Alain Ducasse, Paule Neyrat, Christophe Saintagne
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Challenging the cuisine's stereotype of being complicated and heavy, a master chef presents a collection of French recipes featuring simple, healthy ingredients that use seasonal produce and fresh, bold flavors.
Author: Fernando Castellon
Publisher: Hamlyn (UK)
550 recipes for slings, juleps, punches, flips, fizzes, sours and coolers, both classic and modern. Practical advice on every aspect of cocktail making from ingredients and equipment to mixing techniques and presentation. Organized according to the drink's main ingredients. Lore, legend and anecdotes behind the most popular cocktails and cocktail bars worldwide. More than 60 recipes for delicious savoury and sweet canapes. Detailed information on the production, fermentation and distillation of all the main alcohols
Les maladies de civilisation sont nombreuses. Liées à notre mode de vie et à des déficits de nos défenses immunitaires, elles nous touchent tous de près ou de loin. Heureusement, manger mieux et meilleur permet d'entretenir, de réveiller et de stimuler votre immunité, et donc de reconstruire votre santé. Il n'est jamais trop tard pour changer !Grâce aux auteurs, vous serez formés à discerner les informations biaisées des publicités séduisantes. Celles-là mêmes qui vous empêchent de comprendre et prévenir ce qui vous menace : diabète, obésité, cancers, maladies cardiovasculaires et toutes les maladies auto-immunes, des rhumatismes à l'Alzheimer.Manger mieux et meilleur sera pour vous une boussole indispensable. Vous y apprendrez aussi comment mieux remplir vos paniers, vos placards, vos frigos, quels modes de préparation et de cuisson choisir, comment construire un vrai équilibre nutritionnel, sans pour autant vous ruiner.Vous allez enfin découvrir une véritable gastronomie Santé. Une gastronomie vraie, qui ne s'appuie ni sur les frustrations, les évictions ou les régimes mais plutôt sur des récompenses, des couleurs, des parfums, des saveurs et des sourires... En bonus, vous découvrirez «l'Étoile santé » proposée à tous les restaurateurs, qui deviendra à l'avenir synonyme de bien-être pour vous et toute votre famille. Henri Joyeux est professeur honoraire de cancérologie et chirurgie digestive de la faculté de médecine de Montpellier, prix international de cancérologie en 1986, spécialiste des relations entre nutrition et maladies de civilisation.Jean Joyeux est nutritionniste, spécialisé en nutrition sportive, conseiller de nombreux athlètes jusqu'au niveau international, enseignant à l'ENH et à l'ECN de Genève, au DU Alimentation santé et micronutrition de l'université de Bourgogne.
Author: Étienne Davodeau
Publisher: NBM Publishing
Winner of: Gourmand Magazine Best US wine book translation Slate Cartoonist Studio Award nominee A graphic novel that explores the nature of one’s vocation, this book offers a look at the daily devotion to craft in two dissimilar professions. Étienne Davodeau is a comic artist—he doesn’t know much about the world of winemaking. Richard Leroy is a winemaker—he’s rarely even read comics. But filled with good will and curiosity, the two men exchange professions, and Étienne goes to work in Richard’s vineyards and cellar, while Richard, in return, leaps into the world of comics. Providing a true-life representation of how both professions work, this insightful book investigates two fascinating fields, exploring each man’s motivations and ultimately revealing that their endeavors and aspirations are not much different.