DE BALZAC, HONORE; SAINTSBURY, GEORGE (INTRODUCTIONS BY).
Title A Marriage Settlement; Modeste Mignon And Other Stories, Volume Vi.
Book Condition Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering age.
Edition Library Edition.
Publisher The Thompson Publishing Company, Saint Louis: 1901.
Seller ID 31668X1
A MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT, also known as "The Marriage Contract" is the story of The Count of Manerville, tired of being a bachelor, decides to leave Paris and to come back to Bordeaux, home of his ancestors. There, it seems that he can't but fall in love with Miss Evangelista, the queen of the local social life. Soon, their future marriage is the talk of the town. Now there's only one point to settle: the marriage contract. The young people prefer this matter to be discussed between their respective notaries. Modeste Mignon involves three men, a duke, a lawyer, and a poet, who wage a courtship contest for a young lady's hand. Volume VI also includes two short stories.
(Key Words: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Honore De Balzac, George Saintsbury, Thompson Publishing Company, Classics, French Literature, French Novelists, Novellas, Marriage Contracts, Courtship )