Lost Illusions

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Language: English
Wordcount: 252,159 / 722 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.7
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 5,436
Added to site: 2004.08.12
mnybks.net#: 8944
Origin: gutenberg.org

The trilogy known as Lost Illusions consists of: Two Poets, A Distinguished Provincial at Paris, Eve and David.In many references parts one and three are combined under the title Lost Illusions and A Distinguished Provincial at Paris is given its individual title. Following this trilogy is a sequel, Scenes from a Courtesan's Life, which is set directly following the end of Eve and David.

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his head, and consequently was fain to earn a living by some lawful industry. A bargain was struck. M. le Comte de Maucombe, disguised in a provincial printer's jacket, set up, read, and corrected the decrees which forbade citizens to harbor aristocrats under pain of death; while the "bear," now a "gaffer," printed the copies and duly posted them, and the pair remained safe and sound.

In 1795, when the squall of the Terror had passed over, Nicolas Sechard was obliged to look out for another jack-of-all-trades to be compositor, reader, and foreman in one; and an Abbe who declined the oath succeeded the Comte de Maucombe as soon as the First Consul restored public worship. The Abbe became a Bishop at the Restoration, and in after days the Count and the Abbe met and sat together on the same bench of the House of Peers.

In 1795 Jerome-Nicolas had not known how to read or write; in 1802 he had made no progress in either art; but by allowing a handsome margin for "wear and tear" in his estimates, he

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Average Rating of 3.7 from 3 reviews: ****
2008.11.23
Bhagwad Jal Park
*****

One of the best books I have ever read. A fantastic eye opener to the underlayers of society. You are introduced to disillusionment over and over again as the book progresses and I believe that every person should read this book - if nothing else but to see their own reflection in the pages

2006.05.06
Darko Pejakovic
*****

I must disagree with that comment of Joey O. Flores. I think that this is one of the best books of Honore de Balzac, right after "Scenes from a Courtesan's Life" and "Father Goriot".
Read this books, because they are great.

2005.10.07
joey o. flores
*....

a waste of my time


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