Works Of Guy De Maupassant (volume 14); With A Critical Pref by Guy De MaupassantWorks Of Guy De Maupassant (volume 14); With A Critical Pref by Guy De Maupassant

Works Of Guy De Maupassant (volume 14); With A Critical Pref

byGuy De Maupassant

Paperback | January 1, 2012

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Excerpt: ... other to talk, and I dare not even look at you because of hostile eyes. Is that love? We are simply acquaintances. MME. DE SALLUS Then you would like to carry me off? JACQUES DE RANDOL Unhappily, I cannot. MME. DE SALLUS Then what? JACQUES DE RANDOL I do not know. I only know this life is wearing me out. MME. DE SALLUS It is just because there are so many obstacles in the way of your love that it does not fade. JACQUES DE RANDOL Oh! Madeline, can you say that? MME. DE SALLUS [softening] Believe me, dear, if your love has to endure these hardships, it is because it is not lawful love. JACQUES DE RANDOL Well, I never met a woman as positive as you. Then you think that if chance made me your husband, I should cease to love you? MME. DE SALLUS Not all at, perhaps, but -- eventually. JACQUES DE RANDOL What you say is revolting to me. MME. DE SALLUS Nevertheless, it is quite true. You know that when a confectioner hires a greedy saleswoman he says to her, "Eat all the sweets you wish, my dear." She stuffs herself for eight days, and then she is satisfied for the rest of her life. JACQUES DE RANDOL Ahl Indeed! But why do you include me in that class? MME. DE SALLUS Really, I do not know -- perhaps as a joke! JACQUES DE RANDOL Please do not mock me. MME. DE SALLUS I say to myself, here is a man who is very much in love with me. So far as I am concerned, I am perfectly free, morally, since for two years past I have altogether ceased to please my husband. Now, since this man loves me, why should I not love him? JACQUES DE RANDOL You are philosophic -- and cruel. MME. DE SALLUS On the contrary, I have not been cruel. Of what do you complain? JACQUES DE RANDOL Stop! you anger me with this continual raillery. Ever since I began to love you, you have tortured me in this manner, and now I do...
Title:Works Of Guy De Maupassant (volume 14); With A Critical PrefFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217147011

ISBN - 13:9780217147019