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Author Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850.
Title Contes drôlatiques. English
Droll stories : thirty tales / by Honoré de Balzac ; all now especially translated into modern English by Jacques Le Clercq, and printed with illustrations by Boris Artzybasheff.
Imprint New York : Heritage Press, [1939]

Author Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850.
Subject Short stories, French -- Translations into English.
France -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Alt Name Le Clercq, Jacques, 1898-1972.
Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965,
Heritage Press (New York, N.Y.)
Description xxvii, 507 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note "The translation copyright 1932 by the Limited Editions Club, the special contents of this edition copyright 1939 by the Heritage Press."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The fair Imperia -- The venial sin -- His majesty's sweetheart -- The devil's heir -- The merry jests of King Louis the Eleventh -- The Lord High Constable's lady -- The virgin of Thilhouse -- The brother-in-arms -- The Curé of Azay-Le-Rideau -- The wife's appeal -- The three clerks of St. Nicholas -- The privations of King Francis the First -- The airy tattle of the nuns of Poissy -- How the Chateau d'Azay came to be built -- The unauthentic courtesan -- The dangers of excessive innocence -- The costly night of love -- The jocund Curé of Meudon and his sermon -- The succubus -- Despair in love -- Perseverance in love -- Of the Provost's poor memory for things -- Of the monk Amador who was a glorious Abbot of Turpenay -- Bertha the penitent -- How the pretty maid of Portillon confounded her judge -- Which proves that fortune is always female -- Of a poor old man who had various names -- The inconsistent sayings of three pilgrims -- Ingenuousness -- The fair Imperia married.
OCLC # 1883451

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