Best French books for learners: my top 10

Best French books for learners: my top 10

There are many great French books for learners at different levels, from beginners to advanced students.

Here are some highly recommended books for different stages of learning:

1. For beginners:

  • “Easy French Reader” by R. De Roussy de Sales
  • “Le Petit Nicolas” by René Goscinny
  • “Les Aventures de Tintin” by Hergé
  • “Les Misérables” by Victor Hugo (with parallel French and English text)

2. For intermediate learners:

  • “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert
  • “Le Comte de Monte-Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas
  • “Candide” by Voltaire
  • “Le Pere Goriot” by Honore de Balzac

3. For advanced learners:

  • “La Vie de Marianne” by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux
  • “Le Cid” by Pierre Corneille
  • “Les Fleurs du Mal” by Charles Baudelaire
  • “L’Étranger” by Albert Camus

These books will not only help you improve your French language skills, but also give you an insight into French literature and culture.

Some of them also come with audio CDs or online audio resources, which can be helpful in improving your listening and speaking skills.


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