Honore de Balzac in Twenty-Five Volumes; The First Complete Translation Into English Volume 9

Honore de Balzac in Twenty-Five Volumes; The First Complete Translation Into English Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...continence, impatient of the claustral life of the Rue de Cluny, of toiling without reward? The fascination of the under world of Paris was upon him; how should he rise and leave this brilliant gathering? Lucien stood with one foot in Coralie's chamber and the other in the i quicksands of Journalism. After so much vain search, and climbing of so many stairs, after standing about and waiting in the Rue de Sentier, he had found Journalism a jolly boon companion, joyous over the wine. His wrongs had just been avenged. There were two for whom he had vainly striven to fill the cup of humiliation and pain which he had been made to drink to the dregs, and now to-morrow they should receive a stab in their very hearts. "Here is a real friend!" he thought, as he looked at Lousteau. It never crossed his mind that Lousteau already regarded him as a dangerous rival. He had made a blunder; he had done his very best when a colorless article would have served him admirably well. Blondet's remark to Finot that it would be better to come to terms with a man of that calibre had counteracted Lousteau's gnawing...jealousy. He reflected that it would be prudent to keep on good terms with Lucien, and, at the same time, to arrange with Finot to exploit this formidable new-comer--he must be kept in poverty. The decision was made in a moment, and the bargain made in a few whispered words. "He lias talent." "He will want the more. ' "Ah?" "Good!" "A supper among French journalists always fills me with dread," said the German diplomatist, with serene urbanity; he looked as he spoke at Blondet, whom he had met at the Comtesse de Montcornet's. "It ic laid upon you, gentlemen, to fulfil a prophecy of Bliicher'b." "What prophecy?" asked Nathan. "When Bliicher and Sacken arrived...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677765
  • 9781236677761