Modeste Mignon, by Honoré de Balzac

Table of Contents

  1. THE CHALET
  2. A PORTRAIT FROM LIFE
  3. PRELIMINARIES
  4. A SIMPLE STORY
  5. THE PROBLEM STILL UNSOLVED
  6. A MAIDEN’S FIRST ROMANCE
  7. A POET OF THE ANGELIC SCHOOL
  8. BLADE TO BLADE
  9. THE POWER OF THE UNSEEN
  10. THE MARRIAGE OF SOULS
  11. WHAT COMES OF CORRESPONDENCE
  12. A DECLARATION OF LOVE— SET TO MUSIC
  13. A FULL-LENGTH PORTRAIT OF MONSIEUR DE LA BRIERE
  14. MATTERS GROWN COMPLICATED
  15. A FATHER STEPS IN
  16. DISENCHANTED
  17. A THIRD SUITOR
  18. A SPLENDID FIRST APPEARANCE
  19. OF WHICH THE AUTHOR THINKS A GOOD DEAL
  20. THE POET DOES HIS EXERCISES
  21. MODESTE PLAYS HER PART
  22. A RIDDLE GUESSED
  23. BUTSCHA DISTINGUISHES HIMSELF
  24. THE POET FEELS THAT HE IS LOVED TOO WELL
  25. A DIPLOMATIC LETTER
  26. TRUE LOVE
  27. A GIRL’S REVENGE
  28. MODESTE BEHAVES WITH DIGNITY
  29. CONCLUSION

To a Polish Lady.

Daughter of an enslaved land, angel through love, witch through fancy, child by faith, aged by experience, man in brain, woman in heart, giant by hope, mother through sorrows, poet in thy dreams, — to thee belongs this book, in which thy love, thy fancy, thy experience, thy sorrow, thy hope, thy dreams, are the warp through which is shot a woof less brilliant than the poesy of thy soul, whose expression, when it shines upon thy countenance, is, to those who love thee, what the characters of a lost language are to scholars.

De Balzac.

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