Adult Pbs

  • Anglais Bonjour tristesse

    Françoise Sagan

    • Adult pbs
    • 1 Avril 2011

    The French Riviera: home to the Beautiful People. And none are more beautiful than Cecile, a precocious seventeen-year-old, and her father Raymond, a vivacious libertine. Charming, decadent and irresponsible, the golden-skinned duo are dedicated to a life of free love, fast cars and hedonistic pleasures.

  • Anglais Lolita

    Vladimir Nabokov

    • Adult pbs
    • 1 Avril 2011

    'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of my tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.' Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged, frustrated college professor. In love with his landlady's twelve-year-old daughter Lolita, he'll do anything to possess her. Unable and unwilling to stop himself, he is prepared to commit any crime to get what he wants.

    Is he in love or insane? A silver-tongued poet or a pervert? A tortured soul or a monster? Or is he all of these?


    Herman Melville

    • Adult pbs
    • 17 Février 2010

    Moby Dick, la terrible baleine blanche ! Depuis qu'elle l'a privé d'une jambe, le capitaine Achab s'est juré de se venger. Ignorant tous les présages funestes, il entraîne pendant de longs mois l'équipage du Pequod dans une folle poursuite à travers les océans.

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    Edmond Rostand

    • Adult pbs
    • 29 Juin 2006

    Cyrano, poète doté d'un très grand nez et de beaucoup d'esprit, n'a pas un physique particulièrement avenant. Il est amoureux de Roxane, sa cousine, qui aime Christian, beau mais peu intelligent. Les deux hommes décident de séduire Roxane en alliant leurs qualités.

  • Thérèse Desqueyroux

    François Mauriac

    • Adult pbs
    • 15 Mai 2013

    Falsifiant des ordonnances, Thérèse a tenté d'empoisonner Bernard, son mari, un homme respectable mais froid, buté. Pour préserver sa famille du scandale, ce dernier a déposé en faveur de sa femme; Thérèse a obtenu un non-lieu. Sur le chemin qui la ramène du tribunal vers son mari, la jeune femme fait défiler sa vie, les blessures qui l'ont poussée à commettre ce crime démoniaque. Peut-être la plus belle, la plus violente prière romanesque de Mauriac.

  • Les liaisons dangereuses

    Pierre Choderlos De Laclos

    • Adult pbs
    • 11 Juillet 2000

    E passe-temps favori de Mme de Merteuil et Valmont est de pervertir et manipuler les jeunes gens, comme la jeune et innocente Cécile Volanges. Ils souhaitent répandre autour d'eux une vision de l'amour où les sentiments n'ont pas leur place, pourtant Valmont tombe sous le charme de Mme de Tourvel.

  • Les misérables

    Victor Hugo

    • Adult pbs
    • 26 Novembre 2015

    A brilliant modern translation by Christine Donougher of Victor Hugo's thrilling masterpiece, with an introduction by Robert Tombs. This is the best translation of the novel available in English, as recommended by David Bellos in The Novel of the Century . Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat: by his own conscience, and by the relentless investigations of the dogged policeman Javert. It is not simply for himself that Valjean must stay free, however, for he has sworn to protect the baby daughter of Fantine, driven to prostitution by poverty. 'A magnificent achievement. It reads easily, sometimes racily, and Hugo's narrative power is never let down ... An almost flawless translation, which brings the full flavour of one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century to new readers in the twenty-first' - William Doyle, Times Literary Supplemen t 'The year's most interesting publication from Penguin Classics was [...] a new translation by Christine Donougher of the novel we all know as Les Miserables . You may think that 1,300 pages is a huge investment of time when the story is so familiar, but no adaptation can convey the addictive pleasure afforded by Victor Hugo's narrative voice: by turns chatty, crotchety, buoyant and savagely ironical, it's made to seem so contemporary and fresh in Donougher's rendering that the book has all the resonance of the most topical state-of-the-nation novel' - Telegraph 'Christine Donougher's seamless and very modern translation of Les Miserables has an astonishing effect in that it reminds readers that Hugo was going further than any Dickensian lament about social conditions [...] The Wretched touches the soul' - Herald Scotland

  • Nadja

    André Breton

    • Adult pbs
    • 29 Mars 2007

    «Je n'ai dessein de relater, en marge du récit que je vais entreprendre, que les épisodes les plus marquants de ma vie telle que je peux la concevoir hors de son plan organique, soit dans la mesure même où elle est livrée aux hasards, au plus petit comme au plus grand, où regimbant contre l'idée commune que je m'en fais, elle m'introduit dans un monde comme défendu qui est celui des rapprochements soudains, des pétrifiantes coïncidences, des réflexes primant tout autre essor du mental, des accords plaqués comme au piano, des éclairs qui feraient voir, mais alors voir, s'ils n'étaient encore plus rapides que les autres.»

  • Bel-Ami

    Guy de Maupassant

    • Adult pbs
    • 5 Août 1999

    "Impression en « gros caractères » et version numérique téléchargeable gratuitement à partir du livre.
    Maupassant décrit une société de la fin du XIXe siècle entachée par les scandales. Au sein d'un journal parisien, Georges Duroy utilise toutes les ficelles mises à sa disposition pour grimper dans l'échelle sociale."

  • Limonov

    Emmanuel Carrère

    • Adult pbs
    • 29 Octobre 2015
  • Anglais Mrs Dalloway

    Virginia Woolf

    • Adult pbs
    • 26 Mai 2016

    'Sally stopped; picked a flower; kissed her on the lips.' On a June morning in 1923, Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering her past. Elsewhere in London, Septimus Smith is suffering from shell-shock and on the brink of madness. Their days interweave and their lives converge as the party reaches its glittering climax in Woolf's great novel of time, memory, war and the city. A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

  • Anglais The town and the city

    Jack Kerouac

    • Adult pbs
    • 1 Avril 2001

    The town in this tale is Galloway, Massachusetts, birthplace of the five sons and three daughters of the Martin family in the early 1900s. The city is New York, the heaving melting pot which lures them all in search of futures and identity.

  • Hamlet

    William Shakespeare

    • Adult pbs
    • 27 Août 2015

    Qui a tué le roi Hamlet ? Sa veuve, la reine Gertrude ? Son frère Claudius, devenu roi en épousant la veuve ? Le jeune prince Hamlet, visité par le fantôme de son père, les soupçonne tous deux... "Il est admis par tous qu'Hamlet est plus vivant qu'un homme qui passe." Alfred Jarry.

  • White girls

    Hilton Als

    • Adult pbs
    • 1 Février 2018

    'I defy you to read this book and come away with a mind unchanged' John Jeremiah Sullivan 'Als has a serious claim to be regarded as the next James Baldwin' Observer 'I see how we are all the same, that none of us are white women or black men; rather, we're a series of mouths, and that every mouth needs filling: with something wet or dry, like love, or unfamiliar and savory, like love' White Girls is about, among other things, blackness, queerness, movies, Brooklyn, love (and the loss of love), AIDS, fashion, Basquiat, Capote, philosophy, porn, Louise Brooks and Michael Jackson. Freewheeling and dazzling, tender and true, it is one of the most highly acclaimed essay collections in years. 'A voice that's new, that comes as if from a different room. I defy you to read this book and come away with a mind unchanged' John Jeremiah Sullivan, author of Pulphead 'Effortless, honest and fearless' Rich Benjamin, The New York Times 'Als is one of the most consistently unpredictable and surprising essayists out there, an author who confounds our expectations virtually every time he writes' David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times 'A comprehensive and utterly lovely collection of one of the best writers around' Eugenia Williamson, Boston Globe

  • Jane Eyre

    Charlotte Brontë

    • Adult pbs
    • 22 Avril 2016

    Growing up in the home of a cruel aunt and a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre, an orphaned young woman, accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall and soon finds herself in love with her employer, the enigmatic Rochester. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

  • Anglais Dracula

    Bram Stoker

    • Adult pbs
    • 7 Mai 2010

    Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania is a hellish world where night is day, pleasure is pain and the blood of the innocent is priceless. When the unsuspecting Jonathan Harker is summoned there to meet the count, he has no idea of the horrors that await him. Soon an epic battle begins, in which Jonathan must protect the living - including his beautiful fiancée Mina - from the gathering forces of the undead.

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  • La bête humaine

    Emile Zola

    • Adult pbs
    • 11 Juillet 2000

    Le Havre, 1869. Jacques Lantier est rongé par une lourde hérédité... Les femmes réveillent en lui des pulsions meurtrières. Il leur préfère sa Lison, la locomotive qu´il conduit fièrement, jour après jour. Un regard changera tout, celui de Séverine, croisé lors de l´enquête sur le meurtre du président de la Compagnie ferroviaire. Jacques s´éprend de la jeune femme. Elle semble être la seule à pouvoir le guérir de sa folie.

  • Anglais Macbeth

    William Shakespeare

    • Adult pbs
    • 5 Septembre 2005

    Promised a golden future as ruler of Scotland by three sinister witches, Macbeth murders the king to ensure his ambitions come true. But he soon learns the meaning of terror killing once, he must kill again and again, and the dead return to haunt him.

  • Pensées

    Blaise Pascal

    • Adult pbs
    • 11 Juillet 2000

    En 1656, après une existence mondaine où il cherche la gloire par l'exploitation de ses recherches scientifiques, Pascal entreprend une apologie de la religion chrétienne que sa santé ne lui laissera pas le temps d'achever et dont il reste seulement des fragments. Cette édition par extraits permet l'étude de l'argumentation et du classicisme dans les classes de seconde et première.