Bel-ami: The History of a Heart, Volume 1

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Pearson Publishing Company, 1910 - French fiction - 313 pages
 

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I
5
II
22
III
39
IV
61
V
77
VI
111
VII
136
VIII
154
XI
204
XII
220
XIII
232
XIV
247
XV
260
XVI
280
XVII
289
XVIII
302

IX
173
X
194

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Page 130 - ... which hemmed him in at night, but there was nobody to stand by his elbow when he sat at the writing-table. In BelAmi he describes the sinister shadows which surround him: " A day comes, and it comes early for many, when there is an end to mirth, for behind everything one looks at one sees death. ... I now see death so near that I often want to stretch out my arms to push it back. I see it everywhere. The insects crushed on the path, the falling leaves, the white hair in a friend's head rend my...
Page 245 - What do you say? What do you say? What do you say?" Susan sat dry-eyed and stony before Madame Levaille, who contemplated her, feeling a strange sense of inexplicable horror creep into the silence of the house. She had hardly...
Page 108 - There is a stout, dark girl who keeps watching us all the time. I thought just now that she was going to speak to us. Did you notice her?" He answered :
Page 146 - His head wandered, his disjointed, drifting thoughts became fleeting and painful, an intoxication invaded his mind as though he had been drinking. And he kept asking himself: "What shall I do? What will become of me?
Page 221 - So much for the habit of making use of religion as an umbrella. If it is fine, it is a walking-stick ; if sunny, a parasol ; if it rains, a shelter ; and if one does not go out, why one leaves it in the hall. And there are hundreds like that, who care for God about as much as a cherry-stone, but who will not hear Him spoken against.

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