French Research Guide

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  • MLA International Bibliography (1926 to present)
    Covers critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
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Check out these resources first (also see the Primary Sources research guide).
  • Gallica
    The Bibliothèque nationale de France's digital library of French and francophone culture
  • French Revolution Digital Archive
    A collaboration between Stanford University Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, this digital archive includes two major components: parliamentary archives and images of the revolution.
  • Europeana Collections
    Europeana Collections provides access to over 50 million digitised items – books, music, artworks and more from European archives, libraries and museums.
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    Francis I : the maker of modern France (Frieda, Leonie, author.) Frost Library; DC113 .F75 2018

    The shadow emperor : a biography of Napoléon III (Strauss-Schom, Alan, author.) Frost Library; DC280 .S77 2018

    The end of the French intellectual : from Zola to Houellebecq (Sand, Shlomo, author.) Frost Library; DC33 .S2513 2018

    A genealogy of terror in eighteenth-century France (Schechter, Ronald, author.) Frost Library; DC33.4 .S37 2018

    May made me : an oral history of the 1968 uprising in France (Abidor, Mitchell, author.) Frost Library; DC414 .A265 2018

    Histoire du Tarn Frost Library; DC611.T184 H57 2018

    Napoleon's commentaries on the wars of Julius Caesar (Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821, author.) Frost Library; DC62 .N213 2018

    Louis VII and his world Frost Library; DC89 .L68 2018

    Anseÿs de Gascogne : chanson de geste du milieu du XIIIe siècle Frost Library; PQ1425.A473 H47 2018

    Cynismes littéraires (Colloque "Cynismes et littérature en France, de la fin du XVIIIe siècle à nos jours" (2015 : Pari) Frost Library; PQ145.1.C96 C65 2015

    Les écrivains et la politique en France : de l'affaire Dreyfus à la guerre d'Algérie (Sapiro, Gisèle, author.) Frost Library; PQ145.4.P65 S37 2018

    Postcolonial Paris : fictions of intimacy in the City of Light (Amine, Laila, author.) Frost Library; PQ150.N67 A46 2018

    Bestiaire (Philippe, de Thaon author.) Frost Library; PQ1501.P44 B47 2018

    Singing the crusades : French and Occitan lyric responses to the crusading movements, 1137-1336 (Paterson, Linda M., author.) Frost Library; PQ155.C86 P38 2018

    Oeuvres poétiques (Du Bellay, Joachim, approximately 1522-1560.) Frost Library; PQ1668 .A1 2009

    Corneille, L'illusion comique and Le menteur (Trethewey, John.) Frost Library; PQ1779 .T74 1991

    Le neveu de Rameau (Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784, author.) Frost Library; PQ1979 .A66 2017

    Sur les traces de Jean Potocki Frost Library; PQ2019.P87 Z75 2018

    The complete works of Voltaire (Voltaire, 1694-1778, author.) Frost Library; PQ2070 1968

    Le moment Beccaria : naissance du droit pénal moderne (1764-1810) Frost Library; PQ2105.A2 B56 2018

    Balzac contemporain Frost Library; PQ2181 .B324 2018

    The poems in prose, with La fanfarlo (Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867.) Frost Library; PQ2191 .A2 1989

    Baudelaire : the complete verse (Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867.) Frost Library; PQ2191 .A263 1986

    Maurice de Guérin : biographie (Huet-Brichard, Marie-Catherine, author.) Frost Library; PQ2270.G32 Z68 2018

    Approaches to teaching Hugo's Les misérables Frost Library; PQ2286 .A87 2018

    One toss of the dice : the incredible story of how a poem made us modern (Bloch, R. Howard, author.) Frost Library; PQ2344.C63 B57 2017

    La présence de Mallarmé (Bakken, Arild Michel, author.) Frost Library; PQ2344.Z5 B25 2018

    Mérimée-Bizet (Ozwald, Thierry, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2362.C33 O98 2018

    A season in hell ; and, Illuminations (Rimbaud, Arthur, 1854-1891.) Frost Library; PQ2387.R5 S3 1991

    George Sand (Reid, Martine, author.) Frost Library; PQ2412 .R4513 2018

    George Sand à Nohant : une maison d'artiste (Perrot, Michelle, author.) Frost Library; PQ2415 .P47 2018

    Essais sur l'imaginaire de George Sand (Bernard-Griffiths, S. (Simone) author.) Frost Library; PQ2417 .B47 2018

    His Excellency Eugène Rougon (Zola, Émile, 1840-1902, author.) Frost Library; PQ2519 .S713 2018

    Le relevé des jours : Émile Zola écrivain-journaliste (McNeil Arteau, Guillaume, author.) Frost Library; PQ2541.J68 M36 2018

    Mad love = L'amour fou (Breton, André, 1896-1966.) Frost Library; PQ2603.R35 A813 1987

    Dictionnaire Colette Frost Library; PQ2605.O28 Z459 2018

    André Gide, une question de décence (Lachasse, Pierre, author.) Frost Library; PQ2613.I2 Z65177 2018

    Storms under the skin : selected poems, 1927-1954 (Michaux, Henri, 1899-1984, author.) Frost Library; PQ2625.I2 A2 2017

    A certain Plume (Michaux, Henri, 1899-1984, author.) Frost Library; PQ2625.I2 C4413 2018

    Robert Pinget, poète à Minuit : l'ethos poétique d'un nouveau romancier (Marchand, Aline (Researcher), author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.I638 Z63 2018

    Proust à la guerre comme à la fête (Dupont, Anne-Hélène, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 A7338 2018

    Proust et Versailles Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 Z644 2018

    Les mémoires maudites : juifs et homosexuels dans l'oeuvre et la vie de Proust (Mimouni, Patrick, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 Z78357 2018

    Proust et les sciences (Ollivier, Jean-Pierre, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 Z795 2018

    Proust's duchess : how three celebrated women captured the imagination of fin-de-siècle Paris (Weber, Caroline, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2631.R63 Z9818 2018

    Paul Valéry et les écrivains (Journées Paul Valéry (7th : 2017 : Musée Paul Valéry)) Frost Library; PQ2643.A26 Z725 2017

    Arcadie : roman (Bayamack-Tam, Emmanuelle, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.A878 A86 2018

    Mémoires au soleil : roman (Begag, Azouz, 1957-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.E343 M46 2018

    Trois enfants du tumulte : roman (Bichet, Yves, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.I36 T76 2018

    Femme prenant plaisir à ses fureurs : roman (Billetdoux, Marie, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.I465 F56 2018

    Tous les hommes désirent naturellement savoir : roman (Bouraoui, Nina, author.) Frost Library; PQ2662.O7755 T68 2018

    Emmanuel Carrère : faire effraction dans le réel Frost Library; PQ2663.A7678 Z62 2018

    Ma grande : roman (Castillon, Claire, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.A82497 M3 2018

    J'ai perdu Albert : roman (Cauwelaert, Didier van, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.A8473 J35 2018

    Nuit sur la neige : roman (Cossé, Laurence, author.) Frost Library; PQ2663.O7248 N85 2018

    La chance de leur vie (Desarthe, Agnès, 1966-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.E7375 C53 2018

    Platine : roman (Detambel, Régine, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.E84477 P53 2018

    Au clair de la lune : roman (Donner, Christophe, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.O534 A93 2018

    La révolte : roman (Dupont-Monod, Clara, 1973- author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.U6464 R48 2018

    En marche! : conte philosophique (Duteurtre, Benoît, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2664.U812 E6 2018

    Attache le coeur : instantanés camerounais (Fargues, Nicolas, author.) Frost Library; PQ2666.A7268 A88 2018

    Philippe Forest : une vie à écrire : actes du colloque international (Colloque international "Philippe Forest--une vie à écrire" (2016 : Paris, France), author.) Frost Library; PQ2666.O725 Z58 2016

    Dix-sept ans : roman (Fottorino, Éric, author.) Frost Library; PQ2666.O78 D59 2018

    Scénario : roman (Franck, Dan, author.) Frost Library; PQ2666.R2664 S34 2018

    Le grand Nord-Ouest : roman (Garat, Anne-Marie, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.A6843 G73 2018

    Salina, les trois exils : roman (Gaudé, Laurent, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.A873 S35 2018

    Trouver ici : reliques & lisières (Gleize, Jean-Marie, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.L38 A6 2018

    Journal d'Irlande : carnets de pêche et d'amour : 1977-2003 (Groult, Benoîte, author.) Frost Library; PQ2667.R6 Z46 2018

    Deux mètres dix : roman (Hatzfeld, Jean, author.) Frost Library; PQ2668.A849 D58 2018

    Chien-loup : roman (Joncour, Serge, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2670.O475 C55 2018

    L'adaptation : roman (Lambert, Michel, 1947- author.) Frost Library; PQ2672.A4238 A36 2018

    Bitna, sous le ciel de Séoul (Le Clézio, J.-M. G. (Jean-Marie Gustave), 1940-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2672.E25 B58 2018

    Le cœur seul demeure : nouvelles (Milovanoff, Jean-Pierre, author.) Frost Library; PQ2673.I37 A6 2018

    Les prénoms épicènes : roman (Nothomb, Amélie, author.) Frost Library; PQ2674.O778 P74 2018

    Massif central (Oster, Christian, author.) Frost Library; PQ2675.S698 M37 2018

    Quatre-vingt-dix secondes : roman (Picouly, Daniel, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2676.I274 Q38 2018

    L'enfant d'Ingolstadt (Quignard, Pascal, author.) Frost Library; PQ2677.U486 E54 2018

    Histoire masquée (Rezvani, 1928-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2678.E98 H57 2018

    Madame Pylinska et le secret de Chopin (Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel, author.) Frost Library; PQ2679.C37844 M33 2018

    Dusty pink (Schuhl, Jean-Jacques, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2679.C415 R613 2018

    Sous le viaduc : une histoire d'amour : Paris 13e, 2010, 2011, 2013 (Sebbar, Leïla, author.) Frost Library; PQ2679.E244 S68 2018

    Un fils obéissant : roman (Seksik, Laurent, author.) Frost Library; PQ2679.E36645 F55 2018

    Hôtel Waldheim : roman (Vallejo, François, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2682.A3918 H68 2018

    Naming the dawn (Waberi, Abdourahman A., 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2683.A23 M6613 2018

    Capitaine : roman (Bosc, Adrien, 1986-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2702.O755 C37 2018

    Small country : a novel (Faye, Gaël, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2706.A935 P4813 2018

    À son image : roman (Ferrari, Jérôme, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2706.E764 A86 2018

    Maîtres et esclaves : roman (Greveillac, Paul, 1981-, author.a) Frost Library; PQ2707.R488 M35 2018

    Now the night begins (Guiraudie, Alain, 1964- author.) Frost Library; PQ2707.U57 I3513 2018

    Confidences (Lobe, Max, 1986-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2712.O22 C66 2016

    Qui a tué mon père (Louis, Édouard, author.) Frost Library; PQ2712.O895 Q53 2018

    Le bleu du lac : roman (Mattern, Jean, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; PQ2713.A884 B54 2018

    Serez-vous des nôtres? : roman (Pagano, Emmanuelle, author. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2006074759) Frost Library; PQ2716.A33 S47 2018

    La vallée des dix mille fumées : roman (Pluyette, Patrice, 1977- author.) Frost Library; PQ2716.L89 V35 2018

    L'hiver du mécontentement : roman (Reverdy, Thomas B., author.) Frost Library; PQ2718.E935 H58 2018

    Vampires, fantômes et apparitions : nouveaux essais de pneumatologie littéraire (Sangsue, Daniel, author.) Frost Library; PQ288 .S262 2018

    Reimagining North African immigration Frost Library; PQ307.I55 R45 2018

    La passion de l'impossible : une histoire du récit au XXe siècle (Rabaté, Dominique, author.) Frost Library; PQ307.I557 R23 2018

    Imaginaires de l'Amérique : les écrivains français et les États-Unis dans l'entre-deux-guerres (Buffet, Alexis, author.) Frost Library; PQ307.U6 B84 2018

    Francophonie, postcolonialisme et mondialisation (Clavaron, Yves, author.) Frost Library; PQ3809 .C53 2018