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Selected Stories of Guy de Maupassant Volume 3 ebook

Selected Stories of Guy de Maupassant Volume 3 by Guy de Maupassant
Selected Stories of Guy de Maupassant Volume 3
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Author: Guy de Maupassant
Page Count: 88 pages
Published Date: 13 Sep 2013
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: United States
Language: English
Type: eBook
ISBN: 9781130624472
File size: 26 Mb
File Name: Selected.Stories.of.Guy.de.Maupassant.Volume.3.pdf
Download Link: Selected Stories of Guy de Maupassant Volume 3
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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...objects, which have for me the importance of living beings, and my house has become, had become, a world in which I lived an active and solitary life, surrounded by all manner of things, furniture, familiar knickknacks, as sympathetic in my eyes as the faces of human beings. I had filled my home with them, little by little, I had adorned it with them, and I felt contented, satisfied, happy there as one might feel in the arms of a charming woman whose wonted caresses had become a soothing and delightful necessity. I had had this house constructed in the center of a beautiful garden, which hid it from the public highway, and which was near a city where I could always find the distractions of society, for which, at times, I had a longing. All my servants slept in a separate building, which was at considerable distance from the house, at the far end of the kitchen garden, which was surrounded by a high wall. The darkness of the nights, in the silence of my isolated dwelling, concealed, buried beneath the leaves of great trees, was so reposeful and so delicious that I lingered every evening, for several hours, in order to enjoy the solitude a little longer. One day Sigurd had been played at one of the city theaters. It was the first time I had listened to that beautiful, musical, and fairy-like drama, and I had derived from it the liveliest pleasure. I returned home on foot, with a light step, my head full of sonorous phrases, and my mind haunted by delightful visions. It was black night, so dark that I could hardly distinguish the highway, and I stumbled into the ditch more than once. From the custom-house to my house is about a mile, a leisurely walk of about twenty minutes. It was one o'clock in the morning, or maybe half-past one;...

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