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Unconscious Comedians

By: Honoré de Balzac

...Unconscious Comedians by Honoré de Balzac T ranslated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley A Penn State Electroni... ...y Honoré de Balzac, trans. Katharine Prescott Wormeley is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...tc.), always squabbling with that of the quai Malaquais. It came to an end under Monsieur Decazes. I belonged to the police of Louis XVIII.; I’d been ... ... on the door of the Gymnase-Amoros as Virtue. Well, we must have them all, under pain of losing the salaries given us by the State, the rue de Jerusal... ...wn to his order by Ravenouillet, which Ravenouillet immediately signed and inscribed on the greasy book, in which his wife also kept account of the de... ...im the name of Marius, infinitely superior, you perceive, to the Christian names of Armand and Hippolyte, behind which patronymics attacked by the Cab... ...s in various other trades; for ‘Botot water,’ and for ‘Little-Virtue’ ink. Names become commercial property in Paris, and have ended by constitut- ing... ... have to spend rather more. The swallows thought, so a poet says, that the Arc de Triomphe was erected for them; we artists think that this public bui...

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The American

By: Henry James

...erican by Henry James A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The American by Henry James is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Univ... ...e, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone... ...titude and carriage were of a rather re- laxed and lounging kind, but when under a special inspira- tion, he straightened himself, he looked like a gr... ... made a mistake—pas insulte, no?” her interlocu- tor continued. “Don’t you understand a little English?” The young lady’s aptitude for playing a part ... ...she tried to repeat it aloud, and laughed at her bad accent. “Your English names are so droll!” “Droll?” said Mr. Newman, laughing too. “Did you ever ... ...lazed visiting card, and presented the latter to her patron. It was neatly inscribed in pencil, with a great many flourishes, “Mlle. Noemie Nioche.” B... ...wman, unlike his companion, read the name with perfect gravity; all French names to him were equally droll. “And precisely, here is my father, who has... ...om thee?” “From you!” “From me, my child? How should I give lessons?” “Pas de raisons! Ask him immediately!” said Mademoi- selle Noemie, with soft bre... ...e broad avenues manufactured by Baron Haussmann in the neighborhood of the Arc de Triomphe. Their apartment was rich in the modern conveniences, and T...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. On a brilliant day in May, in the year 1868, a gentle man was reclining at his ease on the great circular divan which at that period occupied the centre of the Salon Carre, in the Museum of the Louvre. This commodious ottoman has since been removed, to th...

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