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In Paradise A Novel. Vol. I.   By: (1830-1914)

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COLLECTION OF FOREIGN AUTHORS,

No. XII.

IN PARADISE.

VOL. I.

VOLUMES ALREADY PUBLISHED:

I. SAMUEL BROHL AND COMPANY . A Novel. From the French of Victor Cherbuliez. 1 vol., 16mo. Paper cover, 60 cents; cloth, $1.00.

II. GERARD'S MARRIAGE . A Novel. From the French of André Theuriet. Paper cover, 50 cents; cloth, 75 cents.

III. SPIRITE . A Fantasy. From the French of Théophile Gautier. Paper cover, 50 cents; cloth, 75 cents.

IV. THE TOWER OF PERCEMONT . From the French of George Sand. Paper cover, 50 cents; cloth, 75 cents.

V. META HOLDENIS . A Novel. From the French of Victor Cherbuliez. Paper cover, 50 cents; cloth, 75 cents.

VI. ROMANCES OF THE EAST . From the French of Comte de Gobineau. Paper cover, 60 cents; cloth, $1.00.

VII. RENEE AND FRANZ (Le Bleuet). From the French of Gustave Haller. Paper cover, 50 cents; cloth, 75 cents.

VIII. MADAME GOSSELIN . From the French of Louis Ulbach. Paper cover, 60 cents; cloth, $1.00.

IX. THE GODSON OF A MARQUIS . From the French of André Theuriet. Paper cover, 50 cents; cloth, 75 cents.

X. ARIADNE . From the French of Henry Greville. Paper cover, 50 cents; cloth, 75 cents.

XI. SAFAR HADGI ; or, Russ and Turcoman. From the French of Prince Lubomirski. Paper cover, 60 cents; cloth, $1.00.

XII. IN PARADISE . From the German of Paul Heyse. 2 vols. Per vol., paper cover, 60 cents; doth, $1.00.

IN

PARADISE

A NOVEL

FROM THE GERMAN OF PAUL HEYSE

VOL. I

NEW YORK D. APPLETON AND COMPANY 549 AND 551 BROADWAY 1878

It has been decided to omit from this translation the poems which are scattered through the novel in the German. A few trifling changes in certain passages have been made necessary by this omission; and the translator has in two or three cases very slightly condensed the text.

COPYRIGHT BY D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, 1878.

IN PARADISE.

BOOK I .

CHAPTER I.

It was a Sunday in the midsummer of 1869.

The air, cleared by a thunderstorm the night before, was still tremulous with that soft, invigorating warmth which, farther south, makes breathing such an easy matter, but which, north of the Alps, seldom outlasts the early morning. And yet the bells, that sounded from the Munich Frauenkirche far across the Theresienwiese, and the field where stands the great statue of Bavaria, were already ringing for high mass. Here, outside the city, there seemed to be no human ear to listen. The great bronze maiden stood there in the deepest solitude, holding her wreath above her head, and with a mazed and dreamy look, as though she might be thinking whether this were not an opportune moment to step down from her granite pedestal, and to wander at will through the town, that to day raised its towers and roofs like a city of the dead above the bare green plain. Now and then a bird flew out of the little grove behind the Ruhmes halle, and fluttered about the shoulders of the giant maiden, or rested for a moment on the mane of the lion that sat lazily listening, pressed close to the knee of his great mistress. But away in the city the bells rang on. The air grew drowsy with the steadily increasing heat, with the hum and the vibration of the distant ringing, and the strong fragrance that rose from the meadow, which had been mown the day before... Continue reading book >>


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