Sixty Years Of Recollections Volume 1 by Ernest Legouvé

Sixty Years Of Recollections Volume 1

byErnest Legouvé

Paperback | February 12, 2012

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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. 1893 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII Eugene Sue.--A Puzzle in Connection with his Sister and Mine.--How we became acquainted.--The Furore created by ' Les Mysteres de Paris.--Sue's Boyhood and Youth.--His Father.--A Substitute for post-prandial Coffee.--Eugene Sue is appointed Doctor to the French Fleet without possessing the slightest knowledge of Medicine or Surgery.--The Result of his three years' Cruise.--His first Nautical Tales.--'Atar Gull.'--A Critic--Sue at M. Gudin's Studio.--The Origin of some of his Characters.--His Practical Jokes.--The Difference between Balzac's and Sue's Works.--Two Literary Salons.--A Curious Glimpse of Chateaubriand.--Sue in Society.--Sue's Society Novels.--Sue's Extravagance.--His Ruin.--A Period of Stagnation.--How he is roused from his Lethargy.--He Retires to the Country.--The initial Chapters of 'Les Mysteres de Paris.'--The Effect of the Book.--How he wrote it.--Renewed Prosperity and renewed Extravagance.--Camille Pleyel, the Founder of the Firm of Pleyel et Cie.--An Anecdote of Beethoven.--Sue's Charity.--Sue's Political Opinions.--The Coup d'Etat and Sue's Action with regard to it.--His Second Retirement to the Country.--His Death. I One morning about twenty years ago, I was sitting in the bath at Plombieres, where I had been soaking in company with a dozen or so of fellow-sufferers of both sexes for two hours and a half, when in order to while away the tedium, I suddenly bethought myself of asking the following question, as a kind of riddle: 'Is it possible for two men to have the same sister without being related to one another 1' A solicitor, sitting on a marble seat next to me, and, like myself, wrapt in the long white woollen gown, which made us look like a couple of Carthusians, replied, after a moment's consideration: 'It is impo...

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Title:Sixty Years Of Recollections Volume 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217051928

ISBN - 13:9780217051927

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