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The Vicar of Tours

By: Honoré de Balzac

...The Vicar of T ours by Honoré de Balzac T ranslated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley A Penn State Electroni... ...The Vicar of T ours by Honoré de Balzac T ranslated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley A Penn State Electronic C... ...tt Wormeley A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Vicar of Tours by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publi... ...State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Vicar of Tours by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Penns... ...te Electronic Classics Series Publication The Vicar of Tours by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylv... ...s by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...oor canon could 7 Balzac put in was a bed, a table, a few chairs, and the books he possessed. The apartment was like a beautiful woman in rags. But t... .... The Abbe Birotteau spent the first days of his mourning in verifying the books in his library, in making use of his furni- ture, in examining the wh... ...hampion, and strengthened his valor by useful counsel until he entered the lists, so the sly old fox had said to the baroness at the last moment: “Don...

Excerpt: The Vicar of Tours by Honore de Balzac, translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley.

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Beatrix

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ley A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Beatrix by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Penns... ... A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Beatrix by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylv... ...x by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ... for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Beatrix by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley, the Pennsylvania State Unive... ..., as blind persons, on whose soul sound lingers like a divining echo, read books in which the pages are black and the letters white. Mademoiselle Zeph... ...n the mat- ter of Calyste and Mademoiselle des T ouches, did not enter the lists. “What does she do that is so extraordinary, Mademoiselle des T ouche... ...phle- teers, painters, musicians, a devilish society, in short. She writes books herself, and has taken a false name by which she is better known, the... ...graphy of Camille Maupin you can then imag- ine the old baron entering the lists against that illustrious woman. 52 Balzac VI BIOGRAPHY OF CAMILLE MA...

...Excerpt: Note. It is somewhat remarkable that Balzac, dealing as he did with traits of character and the minute and daily circumstances of life, has never been accused of representing actual persons in the two or three thousand portraits which he painted of human nature....

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Father Goriot

By: Honoré de Balzac

...Father Goriot by Honoré de Balzac Translator Ellen Marriage A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Pu... ...Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Father Goriot by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Ellen Marriage is a publication of the Pennsylvania State... ...n State Electronic Classics Series Publication Father Goriot by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Ellen Marriage is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un... ... Father Goriot by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Ellen Marriage is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...he file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Father Goriot by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Ellen Marriage, the Pennsylvania State University, Electr... ...ene sat absorbed in thought for a few moments before plunging into his law books. He had just become aware of the fact that the Vicomtesse de Beausean... ...at the rate of a thou- sand francs a month; you must have a library of law books, live in chambers, go into society, go down on your knees to ask a so... ...im- pressed by the circumstances of power and grandeur, meant to enter the lists fully armed; the burning ambition of con- quest possessed him already...

...Excerpt: MME. VAUQUER (nee de Conflans) is an elderly person, who for the past forty years has kept a lodging-house in the Rue Nueve-Sainte-Genevieve, in the district that lies between the Latin Quarter and the Faubourg Saint-Marcel. Her house (known i...

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Sons of the Soil

By: Honoré de Balzac

...Sons of the Soil by Honoré de Balzac T ranslated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley A Penn State Electroni... ...Sons of the Soil by Honoré de Balzac T ranslated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley A Penn State Electronic C... ...rescott Wormeley A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Sons of the Soil by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a pu... ...n State Electronic Classics Series Publication Sons of the Soil by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Penns... ...tate Electronic Classics Series Publication Sons of the Soil by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylv... ...l by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...e octavos in their library; in fact, they scarcely buy even stitched paper books. What is to become of us? Adieu; continue to care for Your Blondet. ... ...prove unfavorable in its after effects upon his interests. His 255 Balzac books and papers were kept by a cashier,—an honest man, whom men of Gaubert... ...ibilet was in charge of the works and the Abbe Brossette gave the countess lists of the most needy, and often brought them to her himself. Madame de M...

Excerpt: Sons of the Soil by Honore de Balzac, translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley.

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Louis Lambert

By: Honoré de Balzac

...Louis Lambert by Honoré de Balzac Translated by Clara Bell and James Waring A Penn State Electronic Cl... ...Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Louis Lambert by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Clara Bell and James Waring is a publication of the Penns... ...n State Electronic Classics Series Publication Louis Lambert by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Clara Bell and James Waring is a publication of the Pennsylv... ...t by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Clara Bell and James Waring is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ... file as an elec- tronic transmission, in any way. Louis Lambert by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Clara Bell and James Waring, the Pennsylvania State Unive... ... five Louis had begun by reading the Old and New Testaments; and these two Books, including so many books, had sealed his fate. Could that childish im... ... this first reading of the Bible: Louis went all over Montoire begging for books, and he obtained them by those winning ways peculiar to children, whi... ...man who wants all can do all. If you are the prize of success, I enter the lists to-morrow. To win such a look as that you bestowed on me, I would lea...

...Excerpt: Louis Lambert was born at Montoire, a little town in the Vendomois, where his father owned a tannery of no great magnitude, and intended that his son should succeed him; but his precocious bent for study modified the paternal decision. For, indeed, the tanner and his wife adored Louis, their only child, and never contradicte...

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Bureaucracy

By: Honoré de Balzac

...A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Bureaucracy by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Penns... ...enn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Bureaucracy by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylv... ...y by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ... the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Bureaucracy by Honore de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley, the Pennsylvania State Unive... ...e was only endeavouring to excuse to her own mind a hatred for the laundry lists and the duty of overlooking the house- keeping bills, together with t... .... Formerly book-keeper at the Treasury, when that estab- lishment kept its books by double entry, the Sieur Saillard was compensated for the loss of t... ...bbe Gaudron, vicar of Saint-Paul’s and the family director, called profane books. This discipline had borne fruit. Forced to employ her feelings on so... ... journalist has a wide-awake mind. The defenders of religion can enter the lists against impiety without disadvantage at the present moment, for there...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. The Rabourdin household in Paris, where men of thought and study bear a certain likeness to one another, living as they do in a common centre, you must have met with several resembling Monsieur Rabourdin, whose acquaintance we are about to make at a moment when he is h...

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An Old Maid

By: Honoré de Balzac

...A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication An Old Maid by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Penns... ...enn State Electronic Classics Series Publication An Old Maid by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylv... ...d by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ... the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. An Old Maid by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley, the Pennsylvania State Unive... ...for the hand of Mademoiselle Cormon; whereas du Bousquier, who entered the lists soon after his rejection by the most distinguished family in the plac... ...contained a library; but that was placed below the level of the river. The books were well bound and shelved, and the dust, far from injur- ing them, ... ...iews, she found it there- fore impossible, from 1804 to 1815, to enter the lists with young girls who were rivalling each other for suitable matches. ... ... replied the old maid, innocently. “He sits up late, and for what? reading books and writing! What business ought to require a young 68 An Old Maid m...

Excerpt: As a testimony to the affection of his brother-in-law?

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Droll Stories Volume II : The Second Ten Tales

By: Honoré de Balzac

...Droll Stories Volume II: The Second T en T ales by Honore de Balzac Droll Stories Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine A Penn State ... ...Droll Stories Volume II: The Second T en T ales by Honore de Balzac Droll Stories Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine A Penn State Ele... ...nd T en T ales by Honore de Balzac Droll Stories Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Droll Stor... ...lectronic Classics Series Publication Droll Stories: Volume Two by Honore de Balzac is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Por... ...ublication Droll Stories: Volume Two by Honore de Balzac is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univer- sity. This Portable Document file is furn... ...scientific authorities by nib- bling at their works in parchments, papers, books and vol- umes of which certain fragments had remained upon his grey b... ...who has sworn by the salvation of his soul, his hand upon the holy Evange- lists, to state no other thing than that which by himself hath 94 Balzac b... ...dients of magical conjuration, the blood of new-born children, con- juring books, and things generally and whatsoever made use of by sorcerers, giving... ... oath, he said:— “I swear by my eternal salvation, and by the holy Evange- lists here present under my hand, to hold the woman sus- pected of being a ...

...Prologue: Certain persons have reproached the Author for knowing no more about the language of the olden times than hares do of telling stories. Formerly these people would have been vilified, called cannibals, churls, and sycophants, and Gomorrah would have been hinted at as their natal place. But the Author consen...

...Contents THE THREE CLERKS OF ST. NICHOLAS ................................................................................. 8 THE CONTINENCE OF KING FRANCIS THE FIRST............................................................ 19 THE MERRY TATTLE OF T...

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Gambara

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ing A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Gambara by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Clara Bell and James Waring is a publication of the Penn-... ... A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Gambara by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Clara Bell and James Waring is a publication of the Penn- sy... ...a by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Clara Bell and James Waring is a publication of the Penn- sylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furn... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ... for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Gambara by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Clara Bell and James Waring, the Pennsylvania State Uni- ... ...r the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Gambara by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Clara Bell and James Waring, the Pennsylvania State Uni- ver... ... genius, Ottoboni takes no end of pains to educate Italy; he writes little books to enlighten the intelligence of the children and the common people, ... ... of the four cymbals (tuned to C, D, C, G)! How elegant is the call to the lists! The whole move- ment of the heroic life of the period is there: the ... ... muslin, would take her husband to the grocer’s shop in the Faubourg Saint-Honore and give him two or three thimble- fuls of brandy to make him tipsy;...

...Excerpt: It was sitting by the fire, in a mysterious and magnificent retreat,--now a thing of the past but surviving in our memory,--whence our eyes commanded a view of Paris from the heights of Belleville to those of Belleville, from Montmartre to the triumphal Arc de l?Etoile, that one morning, refreshed by tea, ...

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Catherine de Medici

By: Honoré de Balzac

...Catherine dé Medici by Honoré de Balzac T ranslated by Katherine Prescott Wormeley A Penn State Electroni... ...Catherine dé Medici by Honoré de Balzac T ranslated by Katherine Prescott Wormeley A Penn State Electronic C... ...tate Electronic Classics Series Publication Catherine dé Medici by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katherine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Penns... ...i by Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katherine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...thousand ridiculous stories are told about the author of one of the finest books in French literature,—”Pantagruel.” Aretino, the friend of Titian, an... ... had the religious question entered it. Moreover, Diane boldly entered the lists against the queen’s project by coquetting with the Guises and giving ... ... The family lamp, standing on the table where his father was making up his books for the day, spoke to him, no doubt, of the joys of family and the pe... ...done; but the Guises now knew of the plot; they must al- ready possess the lists she held in her hand, and were evi- dently drawing the Reformers into...

...Excerpt: When we think of the enormous number of volumes that have been published on the question as to where Hannibal crossed the Alps, without our being able to decide to-day whether it was (according to Whittaker and Rivaz) by Lyon, Geneva, the ...

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Letters of Two Brides

By: Honoré de Balzac

...Letters of T wo Brides by Honoré de Balzac Translated by R. S. Scott A Penn State Electronic Classics Series... ...Letters of T wo Brides by Honoré de Balzac Translated by R. S. Scott A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Pu... ...y R. S. Scott A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Letters of Two Brides by Honoré de Balzac, trans. R. S. Scott is a publication of t... ...te Electronic Classics Series Publication Letters of Two Brides by Honoré de Balzac, trans. R. S. Scott is a publication of the Pennsyl- vania State ... ...Electronic Classics Series Publication Letters of Two Brides by Honoré de Balzac, trans. R. S. Scott is a publication of the Pennsyl- vania State Uni... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...indiscrimi- nately, one book leading to another. I find the names of fresh books on the cover of the one I am reading; but as I have no one to direct ... ...hed plots, what ridiculous situations, and what poverty of sentiment! T wo books, how- ever, have given me wonderful pleasure—Corinne and Adolphe. Apr... ...n my day, for I have a day now—Wednesday—for receiving. I have entered the lists with Mmes. d’Espard and de Maufrigneuse, and with the old Duchesse de...

...that it should bear witness to the solid friendship between us, which has survived our wanderings and separations, and triumphed over the busy malice of the world....

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Scenes from a Courtesans Life

By: Honoré de Balzac

...Scenes from a Courtesan’s Life by Honoré de Balzac T ranslated by James Waring A Penn State Electronic Classics Seri... ...Scenes from a Courtesan’s Life by Honoré de Balzac T ranslated by James Waring A Penn State Electronic Classics Series ... ...onic Classics Series Publication Scenes from a Courtesan’s Life by Honoré de Balzac, trans. James Waring is a publication of the Pennsylvania State U... ...Courtesan’s Life by Honoré de Balzac, trans. James Waring is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...age of your paper!—We must advertise the ap- pearance of one of the finest books of the age, l’Archer de Charles IX.! We will appeal to Dauriat to bri... ...o two years’ surveillance. They are ready enough to enter your name on the lists of disgrace, but make every difficulty about scratching it out again.... ...at last perfect disregard of the formu- las of art; they have read so many books, they see so many 29 Balzac pass away, they are so much accustomed t... ...the unrecognized chiefs of the political police had kept his name on their lists. Contenson, like his fellows, was only a super in the dramas of which...

Excerpt: Scenes from a Courtesan?s Life by Honore de Balzac, translated by James Waring.

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The Magic Skin

By: Honoré de Balzac

...The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac Translated by Ellen Marriage A Penn State Electronic Classics Serie... ...enn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac, trans. Ellen Marriage is a publication of the Pennsylvania State... ... State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac, trans. Ellen Marriage is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Un... ...The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac, trans. Ellen Marriage is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnis... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...e file as an electronic transmission, in any way. The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac, trans. Ellen Marriage, the Pennsylvania State University, Electr... ...teps at the end of the bridge, his notice was attracted by the second-hand books displayed on the parapet, and he was on the point of bar- gaining for... ...the St. Pelagie nor at La Force! Government departments, cafes, libraries, lists of prefects’ names, news- paper offices, restaurants, greenrooms—to c... ...umes in the teeth of folk who could not put a syllable of sense into their books. He lavished promises that he never fulfilled; he made a pillow of hi...

...Excerpt: The talisman towards the end of the month of October 1829 a young man entered the Palais-Royal just as the gaming-houses opened, agreeably to the law which protects a passion by its very nature easily excisable. He mounted the staircase of one of the gam...

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