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The Deputy for Arcis, the Middle Classes (Paperback) Loot Price: R631
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The Deputy for Arcis, the Middle Classes (Paperback): Honore De Balzac
The Deputy for Arcis, the Middle Classes (Paperback): Honore De Balzac

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The Deputy for Arcis, the Middle Classes (Paperback)

Honore De Balzac

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... "Dame; when one receives, the cash goes It's frightful." The table was lighted by two hideous silver-plated candlesticks with four branches, in which twinkled that economical candle called the Aurore. The linen was resplendently white, and the old thread-pattern plate was a paternal heritage, the fruit of a purchase made during the Revolution by old Thuillier, and had served in the quasi restaurant he had kept in his lodge, but which was suppressed in 1816 in all the offices. Thus the fare harmonized with the dining-room, with the house, and with the Thuilliers, whose fate it was not to rise above their own style. The Minards, the Collevilles, and la Peyrade exchanged a few smiles, which communicated a satirical, but not expressed thought. They alone knew of any superior luxury, and the Minards said plainly enough that they had some afterthoughts in accepting such a dinner. La Peyrade, who sat beside Flavie, whispered her: "You see they need some one who can teach them how to live; you are eating what is commonly called cag-mag, an old friend of mine. But these Minards; what horrible cupidity Your daughter would be lost to you. These parvenus have the vices of the great nobles of other days, without their elegance. Their son, who has twelve thousand francs income, can well find a family in the Potash set without dragging their rake here on speculation. It is a pleasure to play upon such people like as if they were a bass or a clarionet." Flavie listened with a smile; she did not remove her foot when Theodose lightly pressed it with his boot. As the dishes of the second course were being removed, Minard, afraid that Phellion would forestall him, said to Thuillier, very gravely: "My dear Thuillier, if I accepted your dinner it was because I had an important comm...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Honore De Balzac
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 268
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-19721-4
Barcode: 9781151197214
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-19721-1

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