World Library  


Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

Facino Cane

By De Balzac, Honore

Click here to view

Book Id: WPLBN0000018645
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 0.4 MB
Reproduction Date: 2005
Full Text

Title: Facino Cane  
Author: De Balzac, Honore
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
Historic
Publication Date:
Publisher: World Ebook Library

Citation

APA MLA Chicago

Balzac, H. D. (n.d.). Facino Cane. Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


Excerpt
I once used to live in a little street which probably is not known to you -- the Rue de Lesdiguieres. It is a turning out of the Rue Saint- Antoine, beginning just opposite a fountain near the Place de la Bastille, and ending in the Rue de la Cerisaie. Love of knowledge stranded me in a garret; my nights I spent in work, my days in reading at the Bibliotheque d'Orleans, close by. I lived frugally; I had accepted the conditions of the monastic life, necessary conditions for every worker, scarcely permitting myself a walk along the Boulevard Bourdon when the weather was fine. One passion only had power to draw me from my studies; and yet, what was that passion but a study of another kind? I used to watch the manners and customs of the Faubourg, its inhabitants, and their characteristics. As I dressed no better than a working man, and cared nothing for appearances, I did not put them on their guard; I could join a group and look on while they drove bargains or wrangled among themselves on their way home from work. Even then observation had come to be an instinct with me; a faculty of penetrating to the soul without neglecting the body; or rather, a power of grasping external details so thoroughly that they never detained me for a moment, and at once I passed beyond and through them. I could enter into the life of the human creatures whom I watched, just as the dervish in the Arabian Nights could pass into any soul or body after pronouncing a certain formula.

Table of Contents
Na

 

Click To View

Additional Books


  • She That Disputeth (by )
  • Art Influence in the West (by )
  • The Prose Marmion (by )
  • The Yellow Door (by )
  • A Night in Rome (by )
  • Rafael (by )
  • The Boy Scounts on a Submarine (by )
  • Pharos, The Egyptian (by )
  • The Mischief Maker (by )
  • Roderick Random (by )
  • Soap (by )
  • The Philosophy of Spirit (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right

 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.