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Heath's Modern Language Series: La Mère de la Marquise   By: (1828-1885)

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La Mère de la Marquise by Edmond About is a charming and delightful novel that is part of Heath's Modern Language Series. The story follows the life of a young Marquise who is going through a difficult time in her life after losing her mother. The Marquise's mother was a beloved figure in her life, and her absence has left a void that seems impossible to fill.

Despite her grief, the Marquise must navigate the complexities of her high society world and the expectations placed upon her as a noblewoman. Throughout the novel, she learns valuable lessons about love, friendship, and the true meaning of family. With the help of her loyal friends and confidantes, the Marquise begins to heal and find her own path in life.

Edmond About's writing is engaging and evocative, drawing readers into the world of the Marquise and her struggles. The characters are well-developed and relatable, adding depth and richness to the story. Overall, La Mère de la Marquise is a heartwarming tale that will resonate with readers who enjoy historical fiction and stories of resilience and personal growth.

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Heath's Modern Language Series

LA MÈRE DE LA MARQUISE

PAR

EDMOND ABOUT

EDITED WITH NOTES AND VOCABULARY

BY

MURRAY PEABODY BRUSH, PH.D.

WHILE PROFESSOR OF FRENCH, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

D. C. HEATH & CO., PUBLISHERS

BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO

COPYRIGHT, 1903, BY D. C. HEATH & CO.

INTRODUCTION

Edmond François Valentin About, the author of the accompanying story, was born at Dieuze, in Lorraine, on February 14, 1828. He followed the course of the French schools and in time was graduated from the École normale , whence his taste for classical studies led him to the French school at Athens. In 1853, About returned to Paris and began to write for the newspapers, especially for the Moniteur , Figaro , and Soir , and shortly after, in 1855, he published La Grèce contemporaine , a bright, though hardly just satire on the manners and customs of the people he had just left.

In the same year appeared About's first novel, Tolla , and although forced to withstand the accusation of plagiarism in this work, the following decade was the most fruitful of our author's life, the period in which he produced almost all of the novels and stories to which he owes his fame. The chief of these works are: Le Roi des Montagnes , 1856; Les Mariages de Paris , 1856; Germaine , 1857; Trente et Quarante , 1858; L'Homme à l'Oreille cassé , 1861; Le Nez d'un Notaire , 1862; Le Cas de M... Continue reading book >>




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