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Droll Stories Volume I : The First Ten Tales

By De Balzac, Honore

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Title: Droll Stories Volume I : The First 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 I : The First Ten Tales. Retrieved from http://www.self.gutenberg.org/


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Excerpt: When, in March, 1832, the first volume of the now famous Contes Drolatiques was published by Gosselin of Paris, Balzac, in a short preface, written in the publisher?s name, replied to those attacks which he anticipated certain critics would make upon his hardy experiment.

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Contents Translators Preface............................................................................................................................ 4 PROLOGUE ..................................................................................................................................... 6 THE FAIR IMPERIA........................................................................................................................ 8 THE VENIAL SIN........................................................................................................................... 21 HOW THE GOOD MAN BRUYN TOOK A WIFE. ......................................................................................... 21 HOW THE SENESCHAL STRUGGLED WITH HIS WIFE?S MODESTY. ................................................. 31 THAT WHICH IS ONLY A VENIAL SIN. ........................................................................................................ 38 HOW AND BY WHOM THE SAID CHILD WAS PROCURED. ................................................................... 44 HOW THE SAID LOVE-SIN WAS REPENTED OF AND LED TO GREAT MOURNING. ...................... 49 THE KING?S SWEETHEART ...................................................................................................... 54 THE DEVIL?S HEIR....................................................................................................................... 66 THE MERRY JESTS OF KING LOUIS THE ELEVENTH ...................................................... 81 THE HIGH CONSTABLE?S WIFE .............................................................................................. 96 THE MAID OF THILOUSE .........................................................................................................110 THE BROTHERS-IN-ARMS........................................................................................................115 THE VICAR OF AZAY-LE-RIDEAU ........................................................................................ 128 THE REPROACH ......................................................................................................................... 136 EPILOGUE ................................................................................................................................... 144

 

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