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[Scribner's] Stories of Modern French Novels

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Author: Various Authors
Language: English
Wordcount: 128,595 / 358 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.6
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,257
mnybks.net#: 385
Origin: gutenberg.org

Victor Cherbuliez: Count Kostia
Paul Bourget: Andre Cornelis
Anonymous: The Last of the Costellos
Anonymous: Lady Betty's Indiscretion

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ght, and he therefore broached the project to Dr. Lerins, one of his old acquaintances in Paris. "For nearly three years," he wrote to the Doctor, "I have dwelt in a veritable owl's nest, and I should be much obliged to you if you would procure for me a young night bird, who could endure life two or three years in such an ugly hole without dying of ennui. Understand me, I must have a secretary who is not contented with writing a fine hand and knowing French a little better than I do: I wish him to be a consummate philologist, and a hellenist of the first order,--one of those men who ought to be met with in Paris,--born to belong to the Institute, but so dependent upon circumstances as to make that position impossible. If you succeed in finding this priceless being, I will give him the best room in my castle and a salary of twelve thousand francs. I stipulate that he shall not be a fool. As to character, I say nothing about it; he will do me the favor to have such as will suit me."

M. Lerins was intimat

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