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Scenes from a Courtesan's Life
PREPARERS NOTE: The story of Lucien de Rubempre begins in the Lost Illusions trilogy which consists of Two Poets, A Distinguished Provincial at Paris, and Eve and David. The action in Scenes From A Courtesans Life commences directly after the end of Eve and David. In 1824, at the last opera ball of the season, several masks were struck by the beauty of a youth who was wandering about the passages and greenroom with the air of a man in search of a woman kept at home by unexpected circumstances. The secret of this behavior, now dilatory and again hurried, is known only to old women and to certain experienced loungers. In this immense assembly the crowd does not trouble itself much to watch the crowd; each ones interest is impassioned, and even idlers are preoccupied. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 1660
Author: Balzac, Honoré de
Release Date: Aug 26, 2005
Translator: Waring, James
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