STORY OF A GALLEY-SLAVE
The next day Farrabesche and his son came to the chateau
with game. The keeper also brought, for Francis,
a cocoanut cup, elaborately carved, a genuine work
of art, repre...
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Had Balzac been a less masterful novelist, the disreputably profligate fraud in him might have overwhelmed his artistry. Still, the other Balzac, the artist, is tainted by his well-earned reputation f...