The Magic Skin

Cover image for

Download


Language: English
Wordcount: 96,942 / 276 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.5
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,588
mnybks.net#: 811

Translated by Ellen Marriage

Show Excerpt

Eastern fabrics, though he and she must lie on a truckle-bed. The ambitious dreamer sees himself at the summit of power, while he slavishly prostrates himself in the mire. The tradesman stagnates in his damp, unhealthy shop, while he builds a great mansion for his son to inherit prematurely, only to be ejected from it by law proceedings at his own brother's instance.

After all, is there a less pleasing thing in the world than a house of pleasure? Singular question! Man is always at strife with himself. His present woes give the lie to his hopes; yet he looks to a future which is not his, to indemnify him for these present sufferings; setting upon all his actions the seal of inconsequence and of the weakness of his nature. We have nothing here below in full measure but misfortune.

There were several gamblers in the room already when the young man entered. Three bald-headed seniors were lounging round the green table. Imperturbable as diplomatists, those plaster-cast faces of theirs betokened blunted sen

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Magic Skin by Honoré de Balzac - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Magic Skin by Honoré de Balzac - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for The Magic Skin by Honoré de Balzac - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for The Magic Skin by Honoré de Balzac - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for The Magic Skin by Honoré de Balzac - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for The Magic Skin by Honoré de Balzac - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing help us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Piano Girl
by Sherri Schoenborn Murray
Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The Arabian Nights
by Andrew Lang
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë
The White Wolf
by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Emma
by Jane Austen
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

See more popular titles from this genre.