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His Masterpiece; L'Oeuvre (Paperback) Loot Price: R622 Discovery Miles 6 220
His Masterpiece; L'Oeuvre (Paperback): Emile Zola
His Masterpiece; L'Oeuvre (Paperback): Emile Zola

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His Masterpiece; L'Oeuvre (Paperback)

Emile Zola

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: and suggested the vmplaned rungs of a miller's ladder. The landing at the top was so small that the girl knocked against the young man, as he fumbled in his pocket for his key. At last, however, he opened the door. ' Don't come in, but wait, else you'll hurt yourself again.' She did not stir. She was panting for breath, her heart was beating fast, there was a buzzing in her ears, and she felt indeed exhausted by that ascent in the dense gloom. It seemed to her as if she had been climbing for hours, in such a maze, amidst such a turning and twisting of stairs that she would never be able to find her way down again. Inside the studio there was a shuffling of heavy feet, a rustling of hands groping in the dark, a clatter of things being tumbled about, accompanied by stifled objurgations. At last the doorway was lighted up. ' Come in, it's all right now.' She went in and looked around her, without distinguishing anything. The solitary candle burned dim in that garret, more than fifteen feet high, and filled with a confused jumble of things whose big shadows showed fantastically on the walls, which were painted in grey distemper. No, she did not distinguish anything. She mechanically raised her eyes to the large studio-window, against which the rain was beating with a deafening roll like that of a drum, but at that moment another flash of lightning illumined the sky, followed almost immediately by a thunder-clap that seemed to split the roof. Dumb-stricken, pale as death, she dropped upon a chair. ' The devil ' muttered Claude, who also was rather pale. ' That clap wasn't far off. We were just in time. It's better here than in the streets, isn't it ? ' Then he went towards the door, closed it with a bang and turned the key, while she watched him with a dazed look. ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2009
First published: September 2009
Authors: Emile Zola
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 372
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-22208-2
Barcode: 9780217222082
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-22208-0

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