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Romances (Volume 27); Memoirs of a Physician (Paperback) Loot Price: R444
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Romances (Volume 27); Memoirs of a Physician (Paperback): Alexandre Dumas

Romances (Volume 27); Memoirs of a Physician (Paperback)

Alexandre Dumas

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Excerpt: ... woman likes to be seen, -- in the theatres, in the public walks, in the shops. Besides, she was easily recognised by means of portraits, caricatures, and by her negro page, Zamore. The affair of the presentation, therefore, occupied the city nearly as much as the court. This day there was a crowd near the Palais Royal; but, poor Philosophy it was not to see Rousseau playing chess at the Cafe" de la Regeuce; it was to see the favourite in her tine coach and her handsome dress, of which they had heard so much. There was something deep in Jean Dubarry's expression, "We cost a pretty little sum to FranceI" And it was natural that France, represented by Paris, should wish to enjoy the sight for which they had paid so dearly. Madame Dubarry knew her people well, for they were much more her people than they had been Queen Maria Leczinska's. She knew that they love to be dazzled by magnificence; and, as she was good-natured, she laboured to make the spectacle correspond to the expense to which she put them. Instead of sleeping, as her brother advised her, she took a bath about five o'clock. Then, about six o'clock, she began to expect her hairdresser; and while she waits we shall explain, if we can, what hairdressing then was. It was building a complete edifice. This was the commencement of the castles which the ladies of the court of the young king, Louis XVI. erected with towers and bastions on their heads. May we not, even in this frivolity of fashion, discover something presaging that a mine was dug beneath the feet of all who were, or all who pretended to be, great? Or that by some mysterious divination, the women of the aristocracy had learned they should have a short time to enjoy their titles; that they, therefore, made the most of them, bearing them aloft on their heads; and as if...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Alexandre Dumas
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 136
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-25828-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-25828-9
Barcode: 9781154258288

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