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The Marriage Contract

By De Balzac, Honore

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Title: The Marriage Contract  
Author: De Balzac, Honore
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
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Excerpt: Chapter 1. Pro and con monsieur de manerville, the father, was a worthy Norman gentleman, well known to the Marechael de Richelieu, who married him to one of the richest heiresses of Bordeaux in the days when the old duke reigned in Guienne as governor. The Norman then sold the estate he owned in Bessin, and became a Gascon, allured by the beauty of the chateau de Lanstrac, a delightful residence owned by his wife. During the last days of the reign of Louis XV., he bought the post of major of the Gate Guards, and lived till 1813, having by great good luck escaped the dangers of the Revolution in the following manner.

 
 



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