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
Book | Heritage Press | 1939

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xxvii, 507 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The translation copyright 1932 by the Limited Editions Club, the special contents of this edition copyright 1939 by the Heritage Press."
Includes bibliographical references.
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.
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Contes drôlatiques. English
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Online version: Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850. Contes drôlatiques. English. Droll stories. New York : Heritage Press, ©1939 (OCoLC)987972182
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