Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy

By

0
(0 Reviews)
Bureaucracy by Honoré de Balzac

Pages:

191

Downloads:

1,329

Share This

Bureaucracy

By

0
(0 Reviews)

Book Excerpt

Leprince, was cognizant. On this the marriage took place.

Rabourdin and his wife believed in the mysterious protector to whom the auctioneer alluded. Led away by such hopes and by the natural extravagance of happy love, Monsieur and Madame Rabourdin spent nearly one hundred thousand francs of their capital in the first five years of married life. By the end of this time Celestine, alarmed at the non-advancement of her husband, insisted on investing the remaining hundred thousand francs of her dowry in landed property, which returned only a slender income; but her future inheritance from her father would amply repay all present privations with perfect comfort and ease of life. When the worthy auctioneer saw his son-in-law disappointed of the hopes they had placed on the nameless protector, he tried, for the sake of his daughter, to repair the secret loss by risking part of his fortune in a speculation which had favourable chances of success. But the poor man became involved in one of the liquidations of the

More books by Honoré de Balzac

(view all)
Candace Irving - Page-Turning Military Thrillers
FEATURED AUTHOR - A former US Navy Surface Warfare Officer, Candace Irving currently writes mainstream mysteries & thrillers featuring strong female leads. Visit candaceirving.com to sign up for her newsletter & find out more about her Deception Point Military Thriller series. As our Author of the Day, she tells us all about her book, Aimpoint.