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The Girl with the Golden Eyes

By De Balzac, Honore

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Book Id: WPLBN0000677142
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Girl with the Golden Eyes  
Author: De Balzac, Honore
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Balzac, H. D. (n.d.). The Girl with the Golden Eyes. Retrieved from http://self.gutenberg.org/


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Excerpt: One of those sights in which most horror is to be encountered is, surely, the general aspect of the Parisian populace-- a people fearful to behold, gaunt, yellow, tawny. Is not Paris a vast field in perpetual turmoil from a storm of interests beneath which are whirled along a crop of human beings, who are, more often than not, reaped by death, only to be born again as pinched as ever, men whose twisted and contorted faces give out at every pore the instinct, the desire, the poisons with which their brains are pregnant; not faces so much as masks; masks of weakness, masks of strength, masks of misery, masks of joy, masks of hypocrisy; all alike worn and stamped with the indelible signs of a panting cupidity? What is it they want? Gold or pleasure?

 
 



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