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French Literature of the 18th Century: Websites

Library resources to help you begin your research into 18th century French literature.

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     Valuable link to second-hand book dealers. Books in all subject areas are available through ABE from dealers all over the world, often for very reasonable prices. Excellent for French literature.

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

     All the catalogs are now online, including access to books, e-texts, special collections, etc.


     This free database from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France includes images and full-text sources related to French literature from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. The database is searchable by author, date, or time period.

Lexique des Termes Littéraires

     Comprehensive list of literary terms with explanations.