Hotel St Francis Library Catalogue

Author: Hotel St. Francis (San Francisco, Calif.). Library
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Hotel St Francis Library Catalogue from the Author: Hotel St. Francis (San Francisco, Calif.). Library.

Com Die Humaine

Author: Honore De Balzac
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230470542
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Com Die Humaine from the Author: Honore De Balzac. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...first mortgages at five per cent., with substitution in favour of the wife when the lender should marry. He never advanced more than a third of the real value of the estate, and he had bills drawn to his order representing an additional two and a half per cent., for dates at intervals during the loan. These were the rules impressed on him by his father. Usury, the drag on peasant ambitions, is eating up the land, and this charge of seven and a half per cent. seemed so reasonable, that Jean-Jacques Rouget could pick and choose; for the notaries, who extracted handsome commissions from the clients for whom they got money so cheap, would give the old fellow notice. During these nine years, Florc gradually, insensibly, and without intending it, had acquired absolute dominion over her master. From the first she treated JeanJacques with great familiarity; then, without failing in respect, she gained the upper hand by such manifest superiority of intelligence and power, that he became his servant's servant. This grown.up child went half-way to meet this dominion, by allowing himself to be so much waited on, that Flore treated him as a mother treats her son. And at last his feeling for her was that which makes a mother's care necessary to a child. But there were other and far stronger bonds. In the first place, Flore managed all business matters, and carried on the house. Jean-Jacques relied on her so absolutely for every kind of stewardship that, without her, life would have seemed to him not difficult, but impossible. The woman had also become necessary to his existence; she humoured all his fancies--she knew them so well! He liked to see the happy face that always smiled on him; the only face that ever had smiled on him, or that ever would...

The Human Comedy

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: Book Jungle
ISBN: 9781604241983
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The Human Comedy from the Author: Honore de Balzac. This volume is divided into three sections. These are an introduction to Balzac's enormous collection of novels called The Human Comedy, an appendix with a listing of all the novels, and an introduction to The Human Comedy written by Balzac. Balzac was the first writer to write about the entire social scene France. His works span the restoration period and the July Monarchy.

The Muse Of The Department

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1613100779
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The Muse Of The Department from the Author: Honore de Balzac.

The Deserted Woman

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1613100965
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The Deserted Woman from the Author: Honore de Balzac.

The Firm Of Nucingen

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776585879
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The Firm Of Nucingen from the Author: Honore de Balzac. One of the key themes that is woven throughout Balzac's masterpiece, The Human Comedy, relates to the dangers of materialism and greed. In this novella, the narrator overhears some fellow diners discussing a complicated financial scheme that contributed to the fortunes of one of the wealthiest families in the country. The story also provides important background information about many characters who appear elsewhere in The Human Comedy.