The Red Lily Complete

The Red Lily  Complete

She gave a glance at the armchairs placed before the chimney, at the tea-table, which shone in the shade, and at the tall, pale stems of flowers ascending above Chinese vases.

Author: Anatole France

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465605016

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She gave a glance at the armchairs placed before the chimney, at the tea-table, which shone in the shade, and at the tall, pale stems of flowers ascending above Chinese vases. She thrust her hand among the flowery branches of the guelder roses to make their silvery balls quiver. Then she looked at herself in a mirror with serious attention. She held herself sidewise, her neck turned over her shoulder, to follow with her eyes the spring of her fine form in its sheath-like black satin gown, around which floated a light tunic studded with pearls wherein sombre lights scintillated. She went nearer, curious to know her face of that day. The mirror returned her look with tranquillity, as if this amiable woman whom she examined, and who was not unpleasing to her, lived without either acute joy or profound sadness. On the walls of the large drawing-room, empty and silent, the figures of the tapestries, vague as shadows, showed pallid among their antique games and dying graces. Like them, the terra-cotta statuettes on slender columns, the groups of old Saxony, and the paintings of Sevres, spoke of past glories. On a pedestal ornamented with precious bronzes, the marble bust of some princess royal disguised as Diana appeared about to fly out of her turbulent drapery, while on the ceiling a figure of Night, powdered like a marquise and surrounded by cupids, sowed flowers. Everything was asleep, and only the crackling of the logs and the light rattle of Therese's pearls could be heard. Turning from the mirror, she lifted the corner of a curtain and saw through the window, beyond the dark trees of the quay, the Seine spreading its yellow reflections. Weariness of the sky and of the water was reflected in her fine gray eyes. The boat passed, the 'Hirondelle', emerging from an arch of the Alma Bridge, and carrying humble travellers toward Grenelle and Billancourt. She followed it with her eyes, then let the curtain fall, and, seating herself under the flowers, took a book from the table. On the straw-colored linen cover shone the title in gold: 'Yseult la Blonde', by Vivian Bell. It was a collection of French verses composed by an Englishwoman, and printed in London. She read indifferently, waiting for visitors, and thinking less of the poetry than of the poetess, Miss Bell, who was perhaps her most agreeable friend, and whom she almost never saw; who, at every one of their meetings, which were so rare, kissed her, calling her "darling," and babbled; who, plain yet seductive, almost ridiculous, yet wholly exquisite, lived at Fiesole like a philosopher, while England celebrated her as her most beloved poet. Like Vernon Lee and like Mary Robinson, she had fallen in love with the life and art of Tuscany; and, without even finishing her Tristan, the first part of which had inspired in Burne-Jones dreamy aquarelles, she wrote Provencal verses and French poems expressing Italian ideas. She had sent her 'Yseult la Blonde' to "Darling," with a letter inviting her to spend a month with her at Fiesole. She had written: "Come; you will see the most beautiful things in the world, and you will embellish them."
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1914, 348p, Cloth, Novel 05583 The six greatest novels of Anatole France: Penguin Island; The crime of Sylvestre Bon- nard; The revolt of the angels,- The gods are athirst; Tha'is; The red lily.

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780941028769

Category: Reference

Page: 800

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 1

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  Vol 1

John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1914, 348p, Cloth, Novel 05583 The six greatest novels of Anatole France: Penguin Island; The crime of Sylvestre Bon- nard; The revolt of the angels,- The gods are athirst; Tha'is; The red lily.

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780941028752

Category: Reference

Page: 800

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.
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The Facts on File Companion to the French Novel

The Facts on File Companion to the French Novel

FRANCE, ANATOLE 141 dogs, they travel about France on a series of picaresque adventures. ... The Red Lily (1894) was inspired by France's passion for Madame Arman de Caillavet, with whom he began an affair in 1888.

Author: Karen L. Taylor

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780816074990

Category: Electronic books

Page: 497

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French novels such as "Madame Bovary" and "The Stranger" are staples of high school and college literature courses. This work provides coverage of the French novel since its origins in the 16th century, with an emphasis on novels most commonly studied in high school and college courses in world literature and in French culture and civilization.
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Critical Survey of Short Fiction James T Farrell W W Jacobs

Critical Survey of Short Fiction  James T  Farrell   W W  Jacobs

... 1893 ( At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque , 1912 ) ; Le Lys rouge , 1894 ( The Red Lily , 1898 ) ; L'Orme du mail , 1897 ( The ... This brief but penetrating analysis focuses on Anatole France's career as a writer of short fiction .

Author: Charles Edward May

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: UCSC:32106020063274

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 3092

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Profiles more than four hundred authors of short fiction from around the world, presenting biographical and bibliographic information and summaries of major works. Also includes a reference volume with a chronology; a bibliography; lists of major award winners; twenty-nine essays on short-fiction history, theory, and world cultures; and three indexes.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Critical Survey of Short Fiction James T Farrell W W Jacobs

Critical Survey of Short Fiction  James T  Farrell   W W  Jacobs

... 1893 ( At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque , 1912 ) ; Le Lys rouge , 1894 ( The Red Lily , 1898 ) ; L'Orme du mail , 1897 ( The ... This brief but penetrating analysis focuses on Anatole France's career as a writer of short fiction .

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ISBN: UOM:49015002921949

Category: Short story

Page: 490

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The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

COLLECTORS LIBRARY Presents The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard BY ANATOLE FRANCE N OT TO BE acquainted with the ... The Red Lily is the story of an emotional Frenchwoman in modern Florence and her relationships with her two lovers .

Author: Anatole France

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Historical Dictionary of French Literature

Historical Dictionary of French Literature

Anatole France, whose real name was Jacques Anatole Francis Thibault, was born in Paris on 16 April 1844. ... 1913), we have a priest's observations of 18th-century society; Le Lys rouge (1894; The Red Lily, 1961) is based on the ...

Author: John Flower

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810879454

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 626

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Almost all of us know French literature, even if we don’t know French, because it is probably the second largest and certainly the most translated into English. And, even if we don’t read, we would have seen film and television versions (think Count of Monte-Cristo) and even a musical rendition (Les Mis). So this is a particularly interesting volume in the literature series, since it covers French literature from the earliest times to the present. It is also a particularly rich literature, espousing ever genre from poetry, to novel, to biography, to drama, and adopting every style, including realism and surrealism, and expressing the views of all classes and political stands, with recently strong feminist and gay strains. Obviously, the core dictionary section includes among its panoply of often substantial and detailed entries, hundreds of authors, dozens of significant works, the various styles mentioned above and many others, events that have impacted literature such as the Dreyfus Affair and the Algerian War, and literary prizes. The chronology manages to cover about 1,200 years of literary output. And the introduction sets it all out neatly from one historical and literary period to the next. The bibliography, broken down by period and author, directs us to further reading in both French and English.
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Fiction 1876 1983 Titles

Fiction  1876 1983  Titles

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography

Publisher: New York : Bowker

ISBN: UOM:39015015889168

Category: Fiction

Page: 1296

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Categories: Fiction