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Editions Zulma bring the French touch to
English-language classics
The UK is home to the largest French expatriate
community in Europe. It is a land of hope and opportunity
for an estimated 300,000 emigres. British football teams
radiate Gallic flair, London’s street markets are sprinkled
with vendors selling French foodie delights, DJs Laurent
Garnier and Bob Sinclar often spin at top UK clubs, and
fashionistas can buy Christian Dior and Jean Paul Gaultier
in Knightsbridge. The Eurostar has made it so easy to
commute that French companies no longer consider their
employees to be expatriates.
In April 2005, the first 8 titles of
French Anglomania knows no bounds. Now, Editions
the new Zulma Classics series will
Zulma, the successful and popular Parisian publisher, is
be available in British bookshops
launching a new classics series, bringing the French touch
to the acknowledged greats and neglected gems of English-language literature.
♣ An essay or a novella by the author is included at the end of their text when appropriate
– illuminating the principal work in all its unabridged glory.
♣ The usual critic’s preface or academic footnotes have been dispensed with, thereby
allowing the reader to make up his/her own mind about the originality and quality of both
the writing and the story.
♣ The stylish design and typography of the Zulma Classics series reflects the highquality production values of the publisher – endowing the pleasure of reading with a sense
of “luxury, calm and voluptuousness” (Baudelaire).
The Zulma Classics launch list features...
Jane Austen Northanger Abbey followed by Love and Freindship
Wilkie Collins The Haunted Hotel followed by The Dream-Woman
Thomas Hardy The Well-Beloved followed by Alicia’s Diary
Nathaniel Hawthorne Lady Eleanore’s Mantle followed by Other Tales of
Henry James Italian Tales
Robert Louis Stevenson Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde followed by Essays in the
Art of Writing
Sheridan Le Fanu Carmilla
Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray followed by The Decay of Lying
Founded in 1990 by Laure Leroy and Serge Safran, Editions Zulma is dedicated to
publishing established authors and new talent. Alongside French and foreign literature in
translation (with a unique focus on Korean writing), Zulma has also successfully
established lists of various genres – erotica, crime, travel and equestrian – as well as
polemical essays. Authors include: Rachid Boudjedra, Jean-Luc Hennig, Hubert Haddad,
Gemma Salem, Alina Reyes, Cécile Wajsbrot, Hwang Sok-Yong, Georges Perec, Jules
Verne, Sade, Edmond de Goncourt.
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