Number Seventeen; A Novel

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byHenry Kingsley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1876 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XL. 'conclusion. I AM afraid that our story has been very immoral, and that every character in it, with the exception of the two young French ladies, Heloise and Clotilde, and of Lady Rhyader, ought to be picking oakum in Coldbath Fields. The writer has not a single word to say for any one of them, except that he likes them, as some people have been known to love extremely naughty children of either sex. It is possible, however, that the reader may like to hear how the judgments of Nemesis overtook the gang of miscreants of which the writer has attempted to give a sketch. Although they were all engaged more or less in a misprision of felony, no remarkable judgments overtook them. Madame Mantalent's rheumatism and obstinacy caused her to remain in Paris during the siege, where it has been affirmed that she ate her cat. That is totally untrue, because her cat is at No. 17 to this day. What became of Mrs. Arnaud's pet colly dog, who certainly went into Paris, and equally certainly never came out again, we don't know. Since the Commune business, Madame Mantalent has settled in England permanently, as she intended to do several times before. Her conversation is charming, but she objects to any mention of the siege of Paris, unless she has all the conversation to herself. She says that the behaviour of the Germans was extremely odious, but that all the Germans in creation were less detestable than Madame Virmesch, who induced her husband to ruin trade in Paris. She says that M. Virmesch was a 'bon gargou' ruined by his wife. The Communists, she adds, had no taste for colour. The red, which they so abundantly used, was extremely raw, and by no means of the right tint. When madame is examined on the subject of French politics she is rather puzzling. She is ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1876 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XL. 'conclusion. I AM afraid that our story has been very immoral, and that every character in it, with the exception of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217734103

ISBN - 13:9780217734103

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