La Littérature Française

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To acquire further knowledge of the French Language, you can try reading a selection of books/literature available on the internet plus further learning materials.

French Literature by Century[edit | edit source]

Les Miserables[edit | edit source]

Les Misérables (translated variously from French as The Miserable Ones, The Wretched, The Poor Ones, The Wretched Poor, The Victims) (1862) is a novel by French author Victor Hugo, and among the best-known novels of the 19th century. It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a twenty year period in the early 19th century that includes the Napoleonic wars and subsequent decades. Principally focusing on the struggles of the protagonist—ex-convict Jean Valjean—who seeks to redeem himself, the novel also examines the impact of Valjean's actions for the sake of social commentary. It examines the nature of good, evil, and the law, in a sweeping story that expounds upon the history of France, architecture of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, law, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love.

Les Miserables:

Poetry[edit | edit source]

Ballade des Pendus by François Villon: A medieval poem adapted into modern French and suitable for advanced-intermediate and above learners.

SkyBlog[edit | edit source]

Now SkyRock, it is a French blogging site with a lot of followers. Now available in English.