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Droll stories

Author: Honoré de Balzac; J Lewis May
Publisher: Franklin Center, Pa. : Franklin Library, 1978.
Series: Collected stories of the world's greatest writers.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : A limited edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Honoré de Balzac; J Lewis May
OCLC Number: 4858717
Notes: Translation of Les contes drolatiques.
"Notes from the editors" published as suppl. (22 p.) in pocket.
Description: 424 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The fair Imperia --
The venial sin: How the worthy Bruyn took to himself a wife --
How the seneschal did battle with his wife's virginity --
Wherein a venial sin consists --
How and by whom the child was made --
How for the sins of the flesh grievous penance was exacted and how great sorrow did befall --
The king's mistress --
The devil's heir --
The merrie diversions of King Louis the Eleventh --
The high constable's wife --
The virgin of Thilhouse --
The brothers-in-arms --
The cure of Azay-le-rideau --
The rebuke --
The three clerks of St. Nicholas --
The continence of King Francis I --
The merry quips of hte nuns of Poissy --
How the chateau d'azay came to be built --
The sham courtesan --
The danger of being too innocent --
A dear night of love --
The sermon of the merry old vicar of Meudon --
Love's dispair --
The succubus: The nature and constitution of a succubus --
The nature of the proceedings taken in respect of this female demon --
How the succubus contrived to suck forth the soul of the aged judge and what came of their devilish delectations 0 How the moorish girl of the rue chaulde did frisk it so nimbly that only with mighty toil was she caught and cooked alive, thus cheating hell of its prey.
Series Title: Collected stories of the world's greatest writers.
Other Titles: Contes drolatiques.
Responsibility: Honoré de Balzac ; translated by J. Lewis May ; illustrated by Elaine Raphael, Don Bolognese.

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