The full French text is accompanied by vocabulary explanations. Notes and a detailed introduction in English put the work in its social and historical context.
`... the annotations are judicious and the comments persuasively on the literary, linguistic and documentary qualities of writing which is both humorous and depreciatory, retrospectively indulgent towards the conventions of the genre ... and lucid about persistent ideological realities.' - French Studies
`This edition, with its thorough introduction and notes, will make an excellent set text for sixth-year pupils.' - Forum for Modern Language Studies