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Honore de Balzac in Twenty-Five Volumes; The First Complete Translation Into English Volume 17 (Paperback) Loot Price: R540
Discovery Miles 5 400
Honore de Balzac in Twenty-Five Volumes; The First Complete Translation Into English Volume 17 (Paperback): Maude Radford...
Honore de Balzac in Twenty-Five Volumes; The First Complete Translation Into English Volume 17 (Paperback): Maude Radford...

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Honore de Balzac in Twenty-Five Volumes; The First Complete Translation Into English Volume 17 (Paperback)

Maude Radford Warren, Honore De Balzac

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...red by the fires of his range, had suddenly become ghastly white; so great was his terror that his legs shook under him, and he had the wild eyed look oE a drunken man. "You would send us to the guillotine, would you, miserable aristocrat?" he screamed in his fury. "Come now, be off with you, and never show your face here again You need not think you are going to involve me in your conspiracies." At the same time the pastry-cook attempted to take from the old lady the little box which she had thrust into one of her pockets. She had scarcely more than felt the touch of the man's audacious hands upon her garments, however, than the stranger, preferring, rather than lose that which she had just bought and paid for, to brave the perils of the way with no protection save God's, recovered the agility of youth. She darted to the door, threw it wide open, and vanished from the sight of the husband and wife whom she left trembling and confounded. As soon as she found herself once more upon the sidewalk the old lady pushed ahead with the best speed she could muster, but it was not long before her strength began to leave her; for she could hear the snow creaking under the heavy tread of the relentless spy close at her heels. She was compelled to stop, he stopped also. Whether as a result of the great fear that she was laboring under or from lack of intelligence, she dared not look at or speak to him. She resumed her way, walking less rapidly; the man accommodated his steps to hers in a manner that enabled him to keep her within sight. One would have said he was the aged woman's shadow. The bells were announcing the hour of nine as the silent pair again passed St. Laurent's Church. It is true of all natures, even the weakest, that violent agitation...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: Maude Radford Warren • Honore De Balzac
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 218
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-08549-4
Barcode: 9781155085494
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-155-08549-3

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