LA Belle-Nivernaise, and Other Stories (Short Story Index Reprint Series) (English and French Edition)

Daudet, Alphonse

Published by Ayer Co Pub, 1977
ISBN 10: 0836936434 / ISBN 13: 9780836936438
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Synopsis: 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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...Old Maugendre was in despair. He seemed to see the forestry pupil in two-pointed hat running away as fast as his legs would carry him. He scolded, he supplicated, he adjured. "Do you want private lessons? Do you want tutors? I 'll get 'em for you,--the best, and the most expensive!" Meanwhile young Maugendre became a dunce. The quarterly reports recorded pitilessly his shameful lack of progress. He is himself conscious of his stupidity. Every day he sinks deeper into the depths of indifference and melancholy. If only Clara and the others could see the fate that had befallen their poor Victor, how quickly they would hasten to open wide the doors of his prison-house! With what hearty goodwill would they offer to divide with him their last crust, and to share with him their last corner of shelter! For things are not going well with the Louveaus, either. Business turns from bad to worse, and the boat gets more and more rickety. Victor knows this through Clara's letters, which reach him from time to time, marked "Passed" in big, red, furious, scrawly characters by the principal, who detests this "interloping correspondence." "Ah, if you were only here," Clara's tender and increasingly solicitous letters kept saying,--" Ah, if you were only here, with us!" Were they not right in declaring that all would be well in those trying times, and that all would yet be saved if Victor would come back? Very good. Victor will pluck success from failure. He will buy a new boat. He will console Clara. He will reclaim the business. He will let them see that they have not cherished an ingrate and cared for a useless fellow. But to accomplish all that, one must be a man; one must earn money, one must know a...

About the Author: Alphonse Daudet est ne dans le Gard le 13 mai 1840. Il quitte tot les bancs de l ecole pour venir a dix-sept ans a Paris, en quete d une carriere litteraire. Il publie ses poemes ("Les Amoureuses" en 1858), puis ses romans ("Le Petit Chose", "Tartarin de Tarascon", "Sapho" ) qui fondent, petit a petit, sa notoriete. Il travaille comme journaliste et secretaire particulier, et rencontre, dans les salons, les grandes figures de son temps, notamment Flaubert, Zola et Edmond de Goncourt, avec qui il noue une relation intime.

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Title: LA Belle-Nivernaise, and Other Stories (...
Publisher: Ayer Co Pub
Publication Date: 1977
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

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Daudet, Alphonse
Published by Ayer Co Pub (1977)
ISBN 10: 0836936434 ISBN 13: 9780836936438
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