Preface; 1. Descriptive; 2. Portraits; 3. Historical and narrative; 4. Characters; 5. Conversational; 6. Literature and art; 7. Philosophical and reflective; 8. Verse; 9. Additional passages; Index of authors and passages; Index of titles of passages; Index of first words of passages.
Originally published in 1941, this book contains a series of passages in French gathered together to provide material for students practising English translation.