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Smith and Kraus offers the first ever English translation of Mercadet. In this sensational translation of Mercadet (The Napoleon of Finance), Robet Cornthwaite brings Balzac's play to the American stage, filled with the wit, and all the fun of the original French version. Balzac's words come alive in this satire of the glamorous world of 18th century Parisian financiers.
"Deficits are all the wealth this nation has," says Mercadet, the Napoleon of Finance. In 1840 this manipulator of the Bourse, the Paris stock exchange, was skinning customers and skimming profits in a way to make Wall Street blanch. Then he chose a husband for his daughter who taught him a few new tricks.
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Robert Cornthwaite has worked for many years as an actor in radio, theater, films, and television. Occasionally he directs a play, or writes one, or translates one from languages he learned in school or from travel - French, German, and Italian. These are always plays he likes for their liveliness, their humor, their ideas, and-yes-their sheer theatricallity.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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Book Description Smith & Kraus, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand new book. Seller Inventory # 111717025
Book Description Smith & Kraus, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1880399636
Book Description Smith & Kraus, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1880399636