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The Man-Wolf and Other Tales
PRELIMINARY NOTE BY THE TRANSLATOR. THE MAN-WOLF. CHAPTER I. CHAPTER II. CHAPTER III. CHAPTER IV. CHAPTER V. CHAPTER VI. CHAPTER VII. CHAPTER VIII. CHAPTER IX. CHAPTER X. CHAPTER XI. CHAPTER XII. CHAPTER XIII. MYRTLE. CHAPTER I. CHAPTER II. UNCLE CHRISTIAN'S INHERITANCE THE BEAR-BAITING. THE SCAPEGOAT. A NIGHT IN THE WOODS. CHAPTER I. CHAPTER II. THE QUEEN OF THE BEES. It has often been remarked, with perfect justice, that the eminent French writers, a translation of one of whose works is here attempted, are singularly faithful in their adherence to historic truth. Remove the thread of obvious fiction which is indispensable to make these admirable productions romances or tales, and what we have left is perfectly reliable history. It is this feature mainly which gives the indescribable charm to their historical talesa charm powerfully realised in the original, though less appreciable in an imperfect translation. The same claim to perfect truthfulness in all essential points may be placed to the credit of the following "Roman Populaire," notwithstanding the startling supernatural element on which the story is founded. Erckmann-Chatrian have not thought it right or necessary to depart in this case from their practice of abstaining from all prefaces or notes in every edition of their works. Yet perhaps the translator may be forgiven, and even condoned with thanks, if he ventures upon an explanation tending to show that the tale of Hugh the Wolf is not entirely founded upon superstition and the supernatural. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 15745
Release Date: May 2, 2005
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