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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850.
Droll stories.
New York : Heritage Press, ©1939
(OCoLC)987972182
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Honoré de Balzac; Jacques Le Clercq; Boris Artzybasheff; Heritage Press (New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 1883451
Notes: "The translation copyright 1932 by the Limited Editions Club, the special contents of this edition copyright 1939 by the Heritage Press."
Description: xxvii, 507 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The fair Imperia --
The venial sin --
His majesty's sweetheart --
The devil's heir --
The merry jests of King Louis the Eleventh --
The Lord High Constable's lady --
The virgin of Thilhouse --
The brother-in-arms --
The Curé of Azay-Le-Rideau --
The wife's appeal --
The three clerks of St. Nicholas --
The privations of King Francis the First --
The airy tattle of the nuns of Poissy --
How the Chateau d'Azay came to be built --
The unauthentic courtesan --
The dangers of excessive innocence --
The costly night of love --
The jocund Curé of Meudon and his sermon --
The succubus --
Despair in love --
Perseverance in love --
Of the Provost's poor memory for things --
Of the monk Amador who was a glorious Abbot of Turpenay --
Bertha the penitent --
How the pretty maid of Portillon confounded her judge --
Which proves that fortune is always female --
Of a poor old man who had various names --
The inconsistent sayings of three pilgrims --
Ingenuousness --
The fair Imperia married.
Other Titles: Contes drôlatiques.
Responsibility: by Honoré de Balzac ; all now especially translated into modern English by Jacques Le Clercq, and printed with illustrations by Boris Artzybasheff.

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