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Eyes Like the Sea

Eyes Like the Sea by Mór Jókai
By: (1825-1904)

He was a painter, a poet, a novelist. He lived during the Hungarian revolution and his love of freedom meant his life was often in peril. She was his first love, this girl with the eyes like the sea. She was at heart noble, good and loving. What an excellent lady might have been made out of this woman, if she had only met with a husband who, in the most ordinary acceptance of the word, had been a good fellow, as is really the case with about nine men out of every ten. But she always managed to draw the unlucky tenth out of the urn of destiny. And so she spurned his true love in favor of a high-flying dandy. He went on to pursue a life of politics and she to follow her capricious heart. But yet, throughout her life, she kept returning to him and to the end, of all men, she loved him perhaps best of all. (Eyes Like the Sea won the Hungarian Academy of Sciences prize for literature in 1890.)

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[Illustration: EYES LIKE THE SEA.]

EYES LIKE THE SEA

A NOVEL By MAURUS JÓKAI

TRANSLATED FROM THE HUNGARIAN BY R. NISBET BAIN

NEW YORK G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS 27 AND 29 WEST 23D ST 1894

CONTENTS

PAGE PREFACE ix

CHAPTER I.

SEA EYES MONSIEUR GALIFARD THE FIRST NEEDLE PRICK 1

CHAPTER II.

MY FIRST DISTINCTION MY FIRST GRIEVANCE THE DAMENWALZER THE FRIGHTFUL MONSTER THE READJUSTED SCARF THE SECOND NEEDLE PRICK 7

CHAPTER III.

MY MASTERPIECE AND MY HUT 24

CHAPTER IV.

PETÖFI WITH US PLANS FOR THE FUTURE THE RAPE OF THE BRIDES AMATEUR THEATRICALS MY MENSHIKOV 40

CHAPTER V.

OLYMPIAN STRIVINGS 54

CHAPTER VI.

AN ODD DUEL THE FATEFUL LETTER J. I ALSO BECOME A PETER GYURICZA 60

CHAPTER VII.

WELTSCHMERZ CONDITIONS "REMAIN OR FLY!" 74

CHAPTER VIII... Continue reading book >>


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