The Picture Of Dorian Gray English French Edition Illustrated

Autor: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635370582
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Dorian Gray is the subject of a full-length portrait in oil by Basil Hallward, an artist who is impressed and infatuated by Dorian's beauty; he believes that Dorian's beauty is responsible for the new mode in his art as a painter. Through Basil, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, and he soon is enthralled by the aristocrat's hedonistic worldview: that beauty and sensual fulfilment are the only things worth pursuing in life. Newly understanding that his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses the desire to sell his soul, to ensure that the picture, rather than he, will age and fade. The wish is granted, and Dorian pursues a libertine life of varied and amoral experiences, while staying young and beautiful; all the while his portrait ages and records every sin. Dorian fait la connaissance de Lord Henry, dit Harry, un ami de Basil Hallward, un peintre reconnu. Conscient de la fascination et de la perversion que Lord Henry pourrait avoir pour son idéal de beauté, «cette nature simple et belle», Basil demande à Lord Henry de ne pas tenter de le corrompre. Mais Dorian se laisse séduire par les théories sur la jeunesse et le plaisir de ce nouvel ami qui le révèle à lui-même en le flattant: «Un nouvel hédonisme… Vous pourriez en être le symbole visible. Avec votre personnalité, il n'y a rien que vous ne puissiez faire.» Va naître dès lors en lui une profonde jalousie à l'égard de son propre portrait peint par Basil Hallward. Il formule le souhait que le tableau vieillisse à sa place pour pouvoir garder lui-même sa beauté d'adolescent.

The Idiot English French Edition Illustrated

Autor: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635378117
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Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin, a young man in his mid-twenties and a descendant of one of the oldest Russian lines of nobility, is on a train to Saint Petersburg on a cold November morning. He is returning to Russia having spent the past four years in a Swiss clinic for treatment of a severe epileptic condition. On the journey, Myshkin meets a young man of the merchant class, Parfyon Semyonovich Rogozhin, and is struck by his passionate intensity, particularly about a woman—the dazzling society beauty Nastassya Filippovna—with whom he is obsessed. Le prince Mychkine est un être fondamentalement bon, mais sa bonté confine à la naïveté et à l'idiotie, même s'il est capable d'analyses psychologiques très fines. Après avoir passé sa jeunesse en Suisse dans un sanatorium pour soigner son épilepsie, il retourne en Russie pour pénétrer les cercles fermés de la société russe, sans sou ni attache, mais avec son titre de noblesse et un certificat de recommandation en poche.

Hadji Mourad English French Edition Illustrated

Autor: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635376661
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The narrator prefaces the story with his comments on a crushed, but still living thistle he finds in a field (a symbol for the main character), after which he begins to tell the story of Hadji Murat, a successful and famed separatist guerrilla who falls out with his own commander and eventually sides with the Russians in hope of saving his family. Hadji Murat’s family is being contained and controlled by the Chechen leader who abducted his mother, two wives, and five children. Aside from the fact that Murat wants to save his family, he additionally wants to avenge the deaths of other family members. The story opens with Murat and two of his followers fleeing from Shamil, the commander of the Caucasian separatists, who is at war with the Russians. They find refuge at the house of Sado, a loyal supporter of Murat. The local people learn of his presence and chase him out of the village. Hadji-Mourat est un récit de Léon Tolstoï écrit entre 1896 et 1904, et paru à titre posthume en 1912. Son protagoniste est le chef avar Hadji Murad, un des opposants à la conquête russe du Caucase. Par la finesse déployée dans la caractérisation des personnages, la profondeur de la réflexion sur leur psychologie et la vigueur d'un récit issu à la fois de l'expérience vécue de l'auteur et d'une longue recherche documentaire, Hadji-Mourat est un des sommets de l'œuvre de Tolstoï.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea English French Edition Illustrated

Autor: Jules Verne
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635370663
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During the year 1866, ships of several nations spot a mysterious sea monster, which some suggest to be a giant narwhal. The United States government assembles an expedition in New York City to find and destroy the monster. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist and narrator of the story, who happens to be in New York at the time, receives a last-minute invitation to join the expedition which he accepts. The ship finds the monster after a long search and then attacks the beast, which damages the ship's rudder. The three protagonists are then hurled into the water and grasp hold of the "hide" of the creature, which they find, to their surprise, to be a submarine very far ahead of its era. They are quickly captured and brought inside the vessel, where they meet its enigmatic creator and commander, Captain Nemo. L'apparition d'une bête monstrueuse en 1866 dans plusieurs mers du globe défraie la chronique. L'animal, rapide, fusiforme et phosphorescent, est responsable de plusieurs naufrages, brisant le bois des navires avec une force colossale. De retour d'une expédition dans le Nebraska, Pierre Aronnax, professeur suppléant au Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, émet l'hypothèse d'un narval géant. Les compagnies d'assurances maritimes menacent d'augmenter leurs prix et demandent que le monstre soit éliminé. Une grande chasse est alors organisée à bord de l’Abraham Lincoln, fleuron de la marine américaine, mené par le commandant Farragut. Aronnax reçoit une lettre du secrétaire de la Marine lui demandant de rejoindre l’expédition pour représenter la France. Le scientifique embarque avec son fidèle domestique flamand, Conseil. Après des mois de navigation, la confrontation avec le monstre a enfin lieu, et l'Abraham Lincoln est endommagé. Un choc entre le monstre et la frégate projette Aronnax, Conseil et Ned par-dessus bord. Ils échouent finalement sur le dos du monstre, qui n'est autre qu'un sous-marin en tôle armée. Les naufragés sont faits prisonniers et se retrouvent à bord du mystérieux appareil. Ils font alors connaissance du capitaine Nemo, qui refuse de leur rendre la liberté.

The Gambler English French Edition Illustrated

Autor: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635377129
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The first-person narrative is told from the point of view of Alexei Ivanovich, a tutor working for a Russian family living in a suite at a German hotel. The patriarch of the family, The General, is indebted to the Frenchman de Griers and has mortgaged his property in Russia to pay only a small amount of his debt. Upon learning of the illness of his wealthy aunt, "Grandmother", he sends streams of telegrams to Moscow and awaits the news of her demise. His expected inheritance will pay his debts and gain Mademoiselle Blanche de Cominges's hand in marriage.L'action se déroule à Roulettenbourg, une ville d'eau imaginaire d'Allemagne, dont le casino attire de nombreux touristes. Le narrateur, Alexeï Ivanovitch, qui vient d'arriver, ne possède rien ; précepteur dans une famille hétéroclite composée d'un général vieillissant amoureux fou de Mademoiselle Blanche, une jeune demi-mondaine française, des deux jeunes enfants dont il est le maître et de Paulina Alexandrovna, jeune fille dont Alexeï Ivanovitch est follement amoureux. Autour d'eux évoluent également Mr Astley, un riche Anglais franc, honnête et timide également amoureux de Paulina et le marquis des Grieux, Français pique-assiette aimé de Paulina. Cette famille est au bord de la ruine et attend la mort de la Baboulinka pour en percevoir l'énorme héritage.

Learn French With Jokes 1

Autor: Jeremy Taylor
Publisher: Jeremy Taylor
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Learn French With Jokes is a collection of 100 jokes in easy French and is a great way for you to improve your French. So how does it work? Joke: On each page you have a joke in French. The jokes have been selected so that they are not too difficult and don’t rely on puns. Vocabulary: If your French is not great, you can read the vocabulary in blue before you start reading the joke. Translation: If you want to check your understanding, there’s an English translation on the following page. Cartoons: Some amusing cartoons will help set the joke in context. The book has proved very popular with thousands of people who have a basic knowledge of French - give the sample a try and see what you think.

New Trends In Audiovisual Translation

Autor: Jorge Díaz Cintas
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781847695338
File Size: 58,70 MB
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New Trends in Audiovisual Translation is an innovative and interdisciplinary collection of articles written by leading experts in the emerging field of audiovisual translation (AVT). In a highly accessible and engaging way, it introduces readers to some of the main linguistic and cultural challenges that translators encounter when translating films and other audiovisual productions. The chapters in this volume examine translation practices and experiences in various countries, highlighting how AVT plays a crucial role in shaping debates about languages and cultures in a world increasingly dependent on audiovisual media. Through analysing materials which have been dubbed and subtitled like Bridget Jones’s Diary, Forrest Gump, The Simpsons or South Park, the authors raise awareness of current issues in the study of AVT and offer new insights on this complex and vibrant area of the translation discipline.