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Droll Stories Volume II : The Second Ten Tales

By De Balzac, Honore

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Book Id: WPLBN0000661777
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Title: Droll Stories Volume II : The Second Ten Tales  
Author: De Balzac, Honore
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Balzac, H. D. (n.d.). Droll Stories Volume II : The Second Ten Tales. Retrieved from http://www.self.gutenberg.org/


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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 consents to spare them the flowery epithets of ancient criticism; he contents himself with wishing not to be in their skin, for he would be disgusted with himself, and esteem himself the vilest of scribblers thus to calumniate a poor little book which is not in the style of any spoil-paper of these times.

Table of Contents
Contents THE THREE CLERKS OF ST. NICHOLAS ................................................................................. 8 THE CONTINENCE OF KING FRANCIS THE FIRST............................................................ 19 THE MERRY TATTLE OF THE NUNS OF POISSY ................................................................ 24 HOW THE CHATEAU D?AZAY CAME TO BE BUILT............................................................ 37 THE FALSE COURTESAN ........................................................................................................... 50 THE DANGER OF BEING TOO INNOCENT............................................................................ 60 THE DEAR NIGHT OF LOVE ..................................................................................................... 69 THE SERMON OF THE MERRY VICAR OF MEUDON......................................................... 78 THE SUCCUBUS ............................................................................................................................ 91 DESPAIR IN LOVE ...................................................................................................................... 137 EPILOGUE ................................................................................................................................... 143


 
 



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