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An extract from Honore de Balzac's sweeping novel cycle The Human Comedy, Gobseck is a novella that recounts the social ascendancy of young Anastasie de Restaud. Born into a wealthy family, Anastasie marries into aristocracy, but soon grows weary of the arcane rituals of her new lifestyle -- not to mention her lack of feelings toward her husband. Seeking passion, she makes several bold decisions and quickly finds herself on the road to ruin.How it was done I do not know, but the upshot of it was that when we left Grignona#39;s rooms about nine oa#39;clock in the evening, M. de Trailles had thoroughly bewitched me. I had given him my promise that I would introduce him the next day to ouranbsp;...

Author:Honore de Balzac
Publisher:The Floating Press - 2014-09-01


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