Original Language: French
About the Author
Carol Cosman has translated works by Albert Camus and René Daumal, among others.
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With a slow start, but for such a short story, keeps an amazing tension, around a question, "Will she, won't she?" and makes one wonder why it turns out as it does. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sheila B
Such a cute, touching story. It was hard to find in English for someone else who doesn't speak French, so this was a great find.Published 6 months ago by Oddish
L'histoire d'un être noble, porté au désespoir par la méchanceté d'une femme abjecte. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Carlos Alejandro Molina
I bought this book for my mother in English because she is a history buff. It is a brilliant commentary on Restoration France with its attendant hypocrisy and avariciousness. Read morePublished 18 months ago by PINZKA Lauren
The book is advertised in English, but this copy is written in French. I don't speak French.Published 18 months ago by Ken Swindle
I picked up this slender book with no expectations whatsoever. At first, it was slow, but by page 30, I was hooked. Who was this mysterious stranger with the ugly gash on his head? Read morePublished 21 months ago by Zoo
well written and an interesting story
deep insight of human behaviour
19th century society vices remaincunchanged in the 21st century
Balzac captures the character of The Colonel very well. Anyone will get sympathized by the Colonel. I recommend this book 100%.Published on October 14, 2013 by KSHIPRA R JAWDEKAR
This is a beautifully written old piece that still works. The story of a battlefield hero given up for dead and returning to find his place taken. Read morePublished on May 29, 2012 by Richard T. Keppelman