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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

10/18 is a French publishing house established in 1962 by Paul Chanterelle and Michel-Claude Jalard, which publishes only mass market paperbacks. At the time of its inception "éditions 10/18" comprised philosophical works (Descartes, Nietzsche...), historical works, and some French fiction, in particular the genre of nouveau roman.

In 1968, Christian Bourgois took charge of 10/18, after the events of May of that year, which were followed by a véritable explosion in the social sciences. He proposed selling part of the catalogue and remaking the covers. Between 1969 and 1979, 10/18 published 1000 titles, ranging from university texts to militant works, including reviews, conferences, and even mathematics texts along the way. 10/18 also republished the great literary classics, and the main nouveau roman works. Amongst the best-sellers of that time were : Boris Vian, Sade, London...

In the 1980s, Christian Bourgois decided to concentrate his efforts on foreign romantic fiction. And thus was born, under the direction of Jean-Claude Zylberstein, several new ranges of books:

In 1992, Christian Bourgois left 10/18, being succeeded by Leonello Brandolini and, since 1999, by Jean-Claude Dubost.




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