Hotel St Francis Library Catalogue

Author: Hotel St. Francis (San Francisco, Calif.). Library
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The Gondreville Mystery

Author: Honoré de Balzac
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ISBN: 9783957389084
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The Gondreville Mystery from the Author: Honoré de Balzac. The autumn of the year 1803 was one of the finest in the early part of that period of the present century which we now call "Empire." Rain had refreshed the earth during the month of October, so that the trees were still green and leafy in November. The French people were beginning to put faith in a secret understanding between the skies and Bonaparte, then declared Consul for life, - a belief in which that man owes part of his prestige; strange to say, on the day the sun failed him, in 1812, his luck ceased! About four in the afternoon on the fifteenth of November, 1803, the sun was casting what looked like scarlet dust upon the venerable tops of four rows of elms in a long baronial avenue, and sparkling on the sand and grassy places of an immense rondpoint, such as we often see in the country where land is cheap enough to be sacrificed to ornament. The air was so pure, the atmosphere so tempered that a family was sitting out of doors as if it were summer. A man dressed in a hunting-jacket. Reprint of the novel. Originally released in 1841.

The Muse Of The Department

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1613100779
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The Deserted Woman

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1613100965
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The Black Sheep

Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141959908
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The Black Sheep from the Author: Honoré de Balzac. Philippe and Joseph Bridau are two extremely different brothers. The elder, Philippe, is a superficially heroic soldier and adored by their mother Agathe. He is nonetheless a bitter figure, secretly gambling away her savings after a brief but glorious career in Napoleon's army. His younger brother Joseph, meanwhile, is fundamentally virtuous - but their mother is blinded to his kindness by her disapproval of his life as an artist. Foolish and prejudiced, Agathe lives on unaware that she is being cynically manipulated by her own favourite child, but will she ever discover which of her sons is truly the black sheep of the family? A dazzling depiction of the power of money and the cruelty of life in nineteenth-century France, The Black Sheep compellingly explores is a compelling exploration of the nature of deceit.