The Works Of Th Ophile Gautier Volume 2, Pt. 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byThophile Gautier, Th Ophile Gautier

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... FORTUNIO syllable. The sand grinding under the wheels and the trampling of the horses no doubt drowned Musidora's inarticulate voice. I greatly regret it, for it would have been interesting to collect these precious words. "Musidora," went on Fortunio, in a soft, yet sonorous voice, "no doubt you have been told many strange things about me. My friends are very imaginative. What will you think when you find out that far from being the hero of a novel, a mysterious being, the victim of fate, I am simply an ordinary fellow, rather good-natured, although capricious and occasionally fantastic. I assure you, Musidora, that I drink wine and not molten gold at my meals; that I eat more oysters than pearls dissolved in vinegar; that I sleep in a bed, although more generally I lie in a hammock, and that I usually walk on my hind-legs, unless I borrow those of Tippoo, Zerlina, or Agandecca, my favourite mare. That is my way of life. I prefer verse to prose, music to verse. There is nothing in the world I hold superior to a painting by Titian except a beautiful woman. I have no other political opinions. I hate my friends only, and I should be rather inclined to be a philanthropist if men were monkeys. I should be willing enough to believe in God if only He were not so like a parish beadle, and I think roses are more useful than cabbages. Now you know me as well as if you had lived with me for ten years. And this is about all the information I can give about myself, for really I know nothing more." Musidora could not help laughing at Fortunio's profession of faith. "Really," she said, "you are very modest if you think you are not eccentric, for, Mr. Fortunio, you are very much so." "I? Not at all. I am the most commonplace individual in the world. I...

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... FORTUNIO syllable. The sand grinding under the wheels and the trampling of the horses no doubt drowned Musidor...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021790095X

ISBN - 13:9780217900959

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