The Double Life

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Author: Gaston Leroux
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,746 / 159 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.7
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 3,020
Added to site: 2008.07.06
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Origin: www.archive.org

Theophraste Longuet, retired rubber stamp manufacturer, is periodically possessed by the spirit of long-dead villain Cartouche in this feverish French melodrama. (Also known as The Man with the Black Feather.)

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the end of the Street of Paris you know the street that leads from Paris to the Conciergerie. We passed through that frightfully dark passage, where we found the grating behind which they cut off the hair of the women before execution. You know that it is the very same grating. It is a passage where never a ray of sunlight penetrates. Marie Antoinette walked through that passage on the day of her death. It is there that the old Conciergerie stands just as it was hundreds of years ago.

I was describing the Street of Paris, when suddenly the man with the green umbrella cried out in a voice so unlike the previous voice, so strangely that the other gentleman and lady looked startled: "Zounds, it is the walk of the Straw Dealers." He said it in a weird tone and his whole attitude was changed. He used the expression, zounds, twice. I told him he was mistaken, that the walk of the Straw Dealers is what we call to-day the Street of Paris. He answered me in the same strange voice: "Zounds, you cannot tell me th

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2012.01.16
Maria Wendt
***..

Melodramatic, but interesting.


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