The Flowers of Evil

The Flowers of Evil

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by Charles Baudelaire
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199535582

ISBN-13: 9780199535583

Pub. Date: 05/15/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

In the annals of literature, few volumes of poetry have achieved the influence and notoriety of 'The Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs dur Mal) by Charles Baudelaire (1821-67). Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere.  See more details below

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In the annals of literature, few volumes of poetry have achieved the influence and notoriety of 'The Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs dur Mal) by Charles Baudelaire (1821-67). Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199535583
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
250,630
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Dedication3
To the reader5
Benediction9
The albatross12
Elevation13
Correspondences14
"I like to bring to mind ..."15
Beacon lights16
Sick muse18
Mercenary muse19
The bad monk20
The enemy21
Bad luck22
The life before23
Gypsy travelers24
Man and sea25
Don Juan in hell26
Pride punished27
Beauty28
The ideal29
Giantess30
The mask31
Hymn to beauty33
Exotic perfume34
Hair35
"I adore you ..."37
"You would take the whole universe ..."38
Sed non satiata39
"In her flowing pearly garments ..."40
Dancing serpent41
Carrion42
De Profundis Clamavi44
Vampire45
"One night while I lay ..."46
Posthumous remorse47
The cat48
Duel49
The balcony50
The possessed51
A phantom52
"I give you these verses ..."54
Semper Eadem55
Altogether56
"What will you say this evening ..."57
Living torch58
Reversibility59
Confession60
Spiritual dawn62
Evening's harmony63
Flask64
Poison65
Sky in confusion66
Cat67
The fine-looking ship69
Invitation to the voyage71
The irreparable72
Conversation74
Autumn song75
To a Madonna77
Afternoon song79
Sisina80
Franciscae Meae Laudes81
To a creole lady83
Moesta et Errabunda84
Revenant85
Autumn sonnet86
The sorrowing moon87
Cats88
Owls89
The pipe90
Music91
Burial92
A fantasy print93
Dead man glad94
The vessel of hate95
The cracked bell96
Spleen97
Spleen98
Spleen99
Spleen100
Obsession101
The taste for nothing102
Alchemy of pain103
Sympathetic horror104
Heautontimoroumenos105
Beyond remedy106
The clock108
Landscape111
The sun112
To a redheaded beggar girl113
The swan115
The seven old men117
The little old women119
The blind122
To a woman passing by123
The skeleton laborer124
Evening twilight125
Gambling126
Danse macabre127
Love of a lie129
"I have not forgotten ..."130
"The big-hearted servant ..."131
Fog, rain132
Paris dream133
Morning twilight135
The soul of the wine139
The ragpicker's wine140
The assassin's wine142
The wine of the solitary144
The wine of lovers145
Destruction149
A martyr150
Women damned152
The two good sisters153
The fountain of blood154
Allegory155
His Beatrice156
A voyage to Cythera157
Love and the skull159
Saint Peter's denial163
Abel and Cain165
Litanies of satan167
The death of lovers173
Death of the poor174
The death of artists175
End of day176
Dream of a curious character177
The voyage178
Lesbos185
Women damned188
Lethe191
To her, too merry192
The jewels193
Metamorphoses of the vampire194

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The Flowers of Evil 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
SeraJane More than 1 year ago
I've been studying French for a while and I really wanted to find a copy of The Flowers of Evil that had the original French text. I love that this copy has not only that, but it parallels it with English text to make comprehension that much easier. It also has plenty of notes that explain a lot of Charles Baudelaire's hidden meanings in his writing which I found extremely enlightening, as well as a biography on the man himself. It's a fantastic version, and I'm more than happy with my purchase and will definitely check out the Oxford World Classics series again!
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