Please sort this French language reading list into a sensible order!
January 6, 2014 9:45 PM Subscribe
I have a small stack of French language more-or-less classic books to read. My French reading is okay but I need a dictionary frequently. My aims in reading them are to improve my reading knowledge of French and to reduce the number of books I have bought but not yet read. (And also to enjoy them in the usual way.) What is a sensible order to tackle these in so that the exotic-ness of the vocabulary, and any other sorts of language comprehension demands, rise progressively?
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George Sand -- Teverino
George Sand -- Les maîtres sonneurs
Montesquieu -- Lettres persanes
Guy de Maupassant -- Boule de Suif
Saint-Exupéry -- Vol de nuit
Balzac -- La Duchesse de Langeais
Rousseau -- Du contrat social
André Gide -- Les faux-monnayeurs
Stendhal -- La chartreuse de parme
Alain-Fournier -- La grand meaulness
(For a reference point, the previous two French books I completed were Camus' La peste and Mémoire du mal, Tentation du bien by Tvetan Todorov)