The Art of Being Bored a Comedy in Three Acts

The Art of Being Bored a Comedy in Three Acts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...De Ceran., The idea! The Minister is waiting! Roger. Let him wait, Mother! (He goes away) Mme. De Ceran. (Stupefied) Duchess, what does this mean? Duchess. Tell me, isn't someone going to read us some sort of nonsense this evening? Some tragedy? Mme. De Ceran. Yes. Duchess. Your reading is to be in the next room, isn't it? Get the people out of here, will you? I shall need this room at once. Mme. De Ceran. Why? Duchess. I'll tell you during the tragedy. Servant. (Announcing) Monsieur le vicomte de Gaiac! Monsieur des Millets! (Enter De Gaiac and Des Millets.) Duchess. Well--I--look at your poet! There he is! Several Voices. The poet!--The young poet!--Where?--Where is he? Gaiac. Will you ever forgive me, Countess? I was kept at the office. (Aside) I was writing up your soiree!--Monsieur des Millets, my friend the tragic poet, whose talent you will soon have an opportunity of appreciating. Des Millets. (Bowing) Madame la comtesse! Duchess. (to Roger) So that is the young poet! He's an odd one! Mme. Arriego. (Aside to the other ladies) How awful! Baroness. He's gray! Mme. De Saint-reault. Bald! Mme. De Loudan. He has no talent: he's much too ugly, my dear! Mme. De Ceran. We are very happy, Monsieur, my guests and I, to be favored with your presence! Mme. De Loudan. (Approaching him) A virgin triumph, Monsieur! How grateful we are! Des Millets. (Confused) Ah, Madame! Mme. De Ceran. And it is really your first work, Monsieur? Des Millets. Oh, but I have written several poems! Gaiac. Crowned by the Academy, Madame la comtesse. Jeanne. (to Paul, admiringly) Crowned! Paul. (To Jeanne) Mediocritas! Mme. De Ceran. And this is your first attempt in the realm of the drama? Ah, well, maturity of years guarantees maturity of talent! Des Millets. Alas, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959388
  • 9781236959386