The Crime Of Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole FranceThe Crime Of Sylvestre Bonnard by Anatole France

The Crime Of Sylvestre Bonnard

byAnatole France

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... "I am going to see whether God improves upon acquaintance." So were wont to die the belles amies of the philosophers. Such an end is certainly not vulgar nor impertinent, and such levities are not of the sort that emanate from dull minds. Nevertheless, they shock me. Neither my fears nor my hopes could accommodate themselves to such a mode of departure. I would like to make mine with a perfectly collected mind; and that is why I must begin to think, in a year or two, about some way of belonging to myself; otherwise, I should certainly risk... But, hush! let Him not hear His name and turn to look as He passes by! I can still lift my fagot without His aid.... I found Jeanne very happy indeed. She told me that, on the Thursday previous, after the visit of her guardian, Mademoiselle Preiere had set her free from the ordinary regulations and lightened her tasks in several ways. Since that lucky Thursday she could walk in the garden--which only lacked leaves and flowers--as much as she liked; and she had even been given facilities to work at her unfortunate little figure of Saint-George. She said to me, with a smile, "I know very well that I owe all this to you." I tried to talk with her about other matters, but I remarked that she could not attend to what i was saying, in spite of her effort to do so. "I see you are thinking about something else," I said. "Well, tell me what it is; for, if you do not, we shall not be able to talk to each other at all, which would be very unworthy of both of us." She answered, "Oh! I was really listening to you, Monsieur; but it is true that I was thinking about something else. You will excuse me, won't you? I could not help thinking that Mademoiselle Prefere must like you very, very much indeed, to have...
Title:The Crime Of Sylvestre BonnardFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217963757

ISBN - 13:9780217963756