One of the "forty." by Alphonse DaudetOne of the "forty." by Alphonse Daudet

One of the "forty."

byAlphonse Daudet

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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. 1888. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI. It was frightfully suffocating in Room No. 8, where.the case of Albin Fage was at last called, notwithstanding the interminable, preliminary examination, and the fact that every effort had been made to stop its prosecution. Never had the room of the Correctionnelle, with its moldy, bluish walls and its pale, lozenge-shaped gilding lending to it a touch of squalor and dinginess, seen crowded upon its dirty benches and crushed in the aisles such an elegant and fashionable assemblage. Flowery hats and spring costumes--the work of the great modistes--contrasted strongly with the black material of the caps and gowns. And still people were pouring in through the entrance-corridor, the two doors of which swung to and fro continually against a throng dotted by heads bunched close together, and upturned to the mellow, white light that gleamed down upon them from the gallery. Quite well known--almost notorious, you might say--were these frequenters of Parisian fetes, of swell funerals, or important "first nights." Marguerite Oger was to be seen in the foreground, with the little Countess de Foder and the pretty Mrs. Henry, of the American Legation, and also Madame Ancelin, dressed in mauve, leaning on the arm of Barrister Raverand. Mme. Eviza, looking like a bower of beautiful roses, (336) was there, too, elbowed roughly by a black, buzzing crowd of young law-students. Behind the tribunal, among the seats that were reserved, stood Danjou with folded arms, coolly surveying the audience and the judges as well. His profile, casting a shadow upon the high window, pointed out distinctly the hard, regular features of his bull-shaped head which had been a familiar figure for f irty years. It seemed like a prototype of worldly coarseness and all its manifesta...
Title:One of the "forty."Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021726817X

ISBN - 13:9780217268172