Eugenie Grandet

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Language: French
Wordcount: 64,143 / 199 pg
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 2,512
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8112
Genre: Biography
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uvrait d'un manteau d'or toutes les actions de cet homme. Si d'abord quelques particularites de sa vie donnerent prise au ridicule et a la moquerie, la moquerie et le ridicule s'etaient uses. En ses moindres actes, monsieur Grandet avait pour lui l'autorite de la chose jugee. Sa parole, son vetement, ses gestes, le clignement de ses yeux faisaient loi dans le pays, ou chacun, apres l'avoir etudie comme un naturaliste etudie les effets de l'instinct chez les animaux, avait pu reconnaitre la profonde et muette sagesse de ses plus legers mouvements.

--L'hiver sera rude, disait-on, le pere Grandet a mis ses gants fourres: il faut vendanger.

--Le pere Grandet prend beaucoup de merrain, il y aura du vin cette annee. Monsieur Grandet n'achetait jamais ni viande ni pain. Ses fermiers lui apportaient par semaine une provision suffisante de chapons, de poulets, d'oeufs, de beurre et de ble de rente. Il possedait un moulin dont le locataire devait, en sus du bail, venir chercher une certaine quantite de gr

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