Mademoiselle de Maupin

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Published: 1835
Language: French
Wordcount: 150,439 / 475 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 976
Added to site: 2006.01.24
mnybks.net#: 12494
Origin: gutenberg.org
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omparaison des leurs. Et les Lisettes et les Martons, quelles gaillardes, tudieu! -- Les courtisanes des rues sont loin d’être aussi délurées, aussi promptes à la riposte grivoise. Comme elles s’entendent à remettre un billet! comme elles font bien la garde pendant les rendez-vous! -- Ce sont, sur ma parole, de précieuses filles, serviables et de bon conseil.

C’est une charmante société qui s’agite et se promène à travers ces comédies et ces imbroglios. -- Tuteurs dupés, maris cocus, suivantes libertines, valets aigrefins, demoiselles folles d’amour, fils débauchés, femmes adultères; cela ne vaut-il pas bien les jeunes beaux mélancoliques et les pauvres faibles femmes opprimées et passionnées des drames et des romans de nos faiseurs en vogue?

Et tout cela, moins le coup de dague final, moins la tasse de poison obligée: les dénouements sont aussi heureux que les dénouements des contes de fées, et tout le monde, jusqu’au mari, est on ne peut plus satisfait. Dans Molière, la vertu est toujours honnie et ro

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