La Grande Breteche

Cover image for

Download


Language: English
Wordcount: 8,176 / 29 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.5
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 736
mnybks.net#: 808
Excerpt

ed the most various phases of human life, shadowed by misfortune; sometimes the peace of the graveyard without the dead, who speak in the language of epitaphs; one day I saw in it the home of lepers; another, the house of the Atridae; but, above all, I found there provincial life, with its contemplative ideas, its hour-glass existence. I often wept there, I never laughed.

"More than once I felt involuntary terrors as I heard overhead the dull hum of the wings of some hurrying wood-pigeon. The earth is dank; you must be on the watch for lizards, vipers, and frogs, wandering about with the wild freedom of nature; above all, you must have no fear of cold, for in a few moments you feel an icy cloak settle on your shoulders, like the Commendatore's hand on Don Giovanni's neck.

"One evening I felt a shudder; the wind had turned an old rusty weathercock, and the creaking sounded like a cry from the house, at the very moment when I was finishing a gloomy drama to account for this monumental embodiment of woe. I

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for La Grande Breteche by Honoré de Balzac - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for La Grande Breteche by Honoré de Balzac - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for La Grande Breteche by Honoré de Balzac - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for La Grande Breteche 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 La Grande Breteche by Honoré de Balzac - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for La Grande Breteche by Honoré de Balzac - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... 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 helps 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.

Ulysses
by James Joyce
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
Emma
by Jane Austen
The Prince
by Nicolo Machiavelli
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
The Arabian Nights
by Andrew Lang
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

See more popular titles from this genre.