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An Historical Mystery

By De Balzac, Honore

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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: An Historical Mystery  
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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Excerpt: The autumn of the year 1803 was one of the finest in the early part of that period of the present century which we now call ?Empire.? Rain had refreshed the earth during the month of October, so that the trees were still green and leafy in November. The French people were beginning to put faith in a secret understanding between the skies and Bonaparte, then declared Consul for life,--a belief in which that man owes part of his prestige; strange to say, on the day the sun failed him, in 1812, his luck ceased!

 
 



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