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

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2. The diphthong oe is represented by [oe].]

COLLECTION OF FOREIGN AUTHORS,

No. XII.

IN PARADISE.

VOL. II.

COLLECTION OF FOREIGN AUTHORS.

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.

XIII. REMORSE . A Novel. From the French of Th. Bentzon. Paper cover, 50 cents; cloth, 75 cents.

XIV. JEAN TETEROL'S IDEA . A Novel. From the French of Victor Cherbuliez. Paper cover, 60 cents; doth, $1.00.

XV. TALES FROM THE GERMAN OF PAUL HEYSE . Paper cover, 60 cents; cloth, $1.00.

XVI. THE DIARY OF A WOMAN . From the French of Octave Feuillet. Paper cover, 50 cents; cloth, 75 cents.

IN

PARADISE

A NOVEL

FROM THE GERMAN OF PAUL HEYSE

VOL. II

NEW YORK D. APPLETON AND COMPANY 549 AND 551 BROADWAY 1879

COPYRIGHT BY D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, 1878.

IN PARADISE.

BOOK IV .

CHAPTER I.

A mile or two from Starnberg, on the shore of the beautiful lake, stands a plain country house, whose chief ornament is a shady and rather wild little park of beeches and cedars. This stretches from the highway that connects Starnberg with the castle and fishermen's huts of Possenhofen, down to the lake a narrow strip of woodland, separated only by picket fences from the neighboring gardens, so that a person wandering about in it is scarcely aware of its boundaries. The house itself is equally small and simple, and contains, besides one good sized apartment, with several sleeping rooms to the right and left, only a turret room in the upper story, whose great north window shows at the first glance that it is a studio. From it can be seen, over the tops of the cedars, a bit of the lake, and beyond it the white houses and villas of Starnberg, at the foot of the height from whose summit the old ducal castle now converted into a provincial court house rises like a clumsy, blunt cornered box.

Some years before, a landscape painter had built this modest summer nest, and had made his studies of cloud and atmosphere from this turret window... Continue reading book >>


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