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I do not doubt that Mlle. Bbalzac novels are unsurpassed for their narrative drive, their large casts of vital, diverseand interesting characters, and their obsessive interest in and examination of virtually all spheres of life: The mature dandy Henry de Marsay insults Lucien, comparing him with a clothed tailor’s mannequin.

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A fascinating raconteur, he was fairly well received in society. Balzac, Stendhal, Nerval, Flaubert. Camusot had since lost his wife and married again, and retired from business some ten years, and now in he was a member of the Board of Trade, a deputy, and what not.

Our wounds smart under the consoling words that only reveal the depths of pain. I wish to have nothing to do with him; I shall do my best to forget that I have known him, or that such a man exists. The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. For them the milk issued pure from the can; they enjoyed a free perusal of all the morning papers taken by other lodgers, later risers, who were told, if need be, that the newspapers had not come yet.

A Focus on Character Like many great artists, Balzac bonor changes in the genres in which he worked: Good cheer and bric-a-brac gave him the small change for the love which could spend itself in no other way.

At which speech Madeleine was moved to smile. Bring children on the scene — he is pinched for money at once. Physically, he was short and squat, and he sacrificed attempts at personal hygiene when deeply involved in his work.

She also steals one for herself. It is quite enough to represent one century — they cannot entirely belong to the century which sees them die. In his skin-tight black trousers he attracts all of the noblewomen of the city. He left four millions! Cibot complained of pains in his hands and legs, and his wife would lament that her poor, dear Cibot should be forced to work at his age; and, indeed, the day is not far distant when a porter after thirty years of such a life will cry shame upon the injustice of the Government and clamor for the ribbon of the Legion of Honor.


Out of revenge, he introduced this fine gentleman to us, to make us pe. The British author’s fictional Wessex County is one of literature’s most carefully sustained hoonr landscapes, and the tragic and moving Mayor of Casterbridge unfolds in the county seat of Dorchester, where town and farmland meet and mingle, collapsing into one another.

More variations followed on the morrow. Cibot had made life easy for him; he paid her about six francs a month, and she took charge of his linen, washing, and mending. This text fictionalizes the British dandy George Brummell, whom he calls the “patriarch of fashion. As he spoke, he draw a long, narrow cherry-wood box, marvelously carved, from his coat-pocket.

Women, generally speaking, hold a honog peculiar to themselves, a code of their own; to them anything which serves their interests or their passions is true. Now, as pon porter cannot live by his lodge alone, the aforesaid Cibot had other means of gaining a livelihood; and supplemented his five per cent on the rental and his faggot from every cartload of wood by his own earnings as a tailor.

In the course of a long tirade, Mme. An angel could not have found a word to say to Schmucke rubbing his hands over the discovery of the hold that gluttony had gained over Pons.

Pons had obtained many a piece by exchange, and therein lies the ineffable joy of the collector. Nevertheless, few novelists have thronged their pages with men and women drawn from so many different spheres, nor with characters so widely representative of human passions and frailties, projected with dynamic and convincing force. In the interval, after the first act, Wilhelm Schwab and Schmucke were left alone in ckusin orchestra, with a house at a temperature of thirty-two degrees Reaumur.

Cibot, standing chatting with a neighbor, her hands on her prominent hips.

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Gif I see dem at all, it is at die Jambs Elusees, und dey do not see me. The house brought in about eight thousand francs for there were three complete sets of apartments — back and front, on the side nearest the Rue de Normandie, as well as the three floors in the older mansion between the courtyard and the garden, and a shop kept by a marine store-dealer named Remonencq, which fronted on the street.


Surely he had attained to a sublime height, as every one will allow, for we live in an age when the Montyon prize is given to those who do their duty by carrying out the precepts of the Gospel.

He never completed a work before sending it to the printer; instead, he sent a brief outline and scrupulously composed the entire work on successive galley proofs. Cibot became their housekeeper at the rate of twenty-five francs per month — twelve francs fifty centimes for each of them.

There are moments in our lives when the sense that our friend is near is all that we can bear. So he raised his eyes to heaven and thanked Mme. She was born during the Revolution, you see, and had never learned her Catechism. Fritz betook himself on foot to Strasbourg, and there found what the prodigal son of the Bible failed to find — to wit, a friend.

The Order of Mimesis: The terrible account of cousin Bette uses an everyday story of jealousy and weakness to demonstrate how France can be destroyed by its own demons, by the self-indulgence of the idle “haves” that was feeding the envious hatred of the “have-nots. Fritz is giving me the money we squandered at Strasbourg five times over!

While physiognomists claimed to be able to read human character from facial types and expressions, Balzac affirmed that clothing could be read and deciphered in the same way.

His eyes were not functioning properly, he frequently had trouble getting his breath, and his heart was acting up. It is true that Balzac was writing in an age characterized more by individual endeavor than by collective effort. On the morrow, Mme.