Modeste Mignon The Lily Of The Valley And Other Stories

Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 143442121X
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Modeste Mignon The Lily Of The Valley And Other Stories from the Author: Honoré de Balzac. Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) was one of the premiere French novelists. This is a collection of his stories."

Hunting The Sun

Author: Merrill Horton
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433110030
Size: 80.12 MB
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Hunting The Sun from the Author: Merrill Horton. Hunting the Sun upends all previous Faulkner biography, scholarship, and criticism by tracing to Honoré de Balzac virtually everything in William Faulkner’s œuvre. Faulkner’s work departs, often confusingly, from the traditional Romantic focus of novels. The reason for the confusion is that Faulkner was rewriting Balzac’s La Comedie humaine, itself a prose revision of Dante’s Divine Comedy, in order to create his own comedy. More specifically, Faulkner abandons the metaphysical basis of the earlier works and replaces them with a psychosexual o≠ for example, Balzac’s «The Succubus» becomes Faulkner’s «Carcassonne», which the American renders an erotic fantasy. Virtually all of Faulkner’s major works, and many of the lesser ones, have direct sources in Balzac’s work.

Facino Cane

Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533625694
Size: 73.90 MB
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Facino Cane from the Author: Honoré de Balzac. This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

Modeste Mignon

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: 谷月社
Size: 59.95 MB
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Modeste Mignon from the Author: Honore de Balzac. CHAPTER I. THE CHALET At the beginning of October, 1829, Monsieur Simon Babylas Latournelle, notary, was walking up from Havre to Ingouville, arm in arm with his son and accompanied by his wife, at whose side the head clerk of the lawyer's office, a little hunchback named Jean Butscha, trotted along like a page. When these four personages (two of whom came the same way every evening) reached the elbow of the road where it turns back upon itself like those called in Italy "cornice," the notary looked about to see if any one could overhear him either from the terrace above or the path beneath, and when he spoke he lowered his voice as a further precaution. "Exupere," he said to his son, "you must try to carry out intelligently a little manoeuvre which I shall explain to you, but you are not to ask the meaning of it; and if you guess the meaning I command you to toss it into that Styx which every lawyer and every man who expects to have a hand in the government of his country is bound to keep within him for the secrets of others. After you have paid your respects and compliments to Madame and Mademoiselle Mignon, to Monsieur and Madame Dumay, and to Monsieur Gobenheim if he is at the Chalet, and as soon as quiet is restored, Monsieur Dumay will take you aside; you are then to look attentively at Mademoiselle Modeste (yes, I am willing to allow it) during the whole time he is speaking to you. My worthy friend will ask you to go out and take a walk; at the end of an hour, that is, about nine o'clock, you are to come back in a great hurry; try to puff as if you were out of breath, and whisper in Monsieur Dumay's ear, quite low, but so that Mademoiselle Modeste is sure to overhear you, these words: 'The young man has come.'"