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Scintillations from the Prose Works of Heinrich Heine; I. Florentine Nights. II. Excerpts (Paperback) Loot Price: R287
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Scintillations from the Prose Works of Heinrich Heine; I. Florentine Nights. II. Excerpts (Paperback): Heinrich Heine
Scintillations from the Prose Works of Heinrich Heine; I. Florentine Nights. II. Excerpts (Paperback): Heinrich Heine

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Scintillations from the Prose Works of Heinrich Heine; I. Florentine Nights. II. Excerpts (Paperback)

Heinrich Heine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 Excerpt: ... the Faubourg St. Germain, and thus resume his former brilliant position. When I flatly refused this, he sent me word that I was an accursed phantom, a vampyre, a child of death --' "Laurence suddenly checked herself, shuddered violently, and, with a sigh that came from the depths of her heart, said: 'O that they had left me in the grave, with my mother ' When I urged her to explain these mysterious words, a torrent of tears streamed from her eyes, and she then confessed, amidst sobs, that the black woman with the drum, who had pretended to be her mother, had herself told her that the rumor which had been abroad in regard to her was not a mere invention. 'In the town in which we lived, ' Laurence continued, 'they always called me the child of Death I The old spinsters asserted that I was the daughter of a duke who lived in the neighborhood; that he had heaped constant abuse on his wife during her life-time, but, at her death, had caused her to be buried in magnificent style. She was, however, only seemingly dead, and was, at the time of burial, far advanced in pregnancy; so that, when a party of churchyard thieves violated her grave, in order to despoil the richly-jewelled corpse, they found the duchess alive, and in the pains of labor. As she expired immediately after the birth of the child, they replaced her in the grave, and, taking the infant with them, they intrusted its concealment, as well as its education, to the ventriloquist's mistress. Thus the poor child, which had been buried before it was born, was known everywhere as the child of Death I You cannot imagine the grief I suffered, while still a child, when they called me by that name. When, as was frequently the case, 1 awakened the ventriloquist's displeasure, he would always exclaim: &quot...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: December 2009
Authors: Heinrich Heine
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 44
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-36569-9
Barcode: 9781151365699
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LSN: 1-151-36569-6

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