New York : Bell Pub. Co., c1977
648 p. : ill. ; 24 cmLanguage:
At head of the title: Balzac's Contes drolatiques
The fair Imperia -- The venial sin -- The king's sweetheart -- The devil's heir -- The merrie jests of King Louis the Eleventh -- The high constable's wife -- The maid of thilouse -- The brother-in-arms -- The vicar of azay-le-rideau -- The reproach -- The three clerks of St. Nicholas -- The continence of King Francis the First -- The merry tattle of the nuns of poissy -- How the Chateau D'Azay came to be built -- The false courtesan -- The danger of being too innocent -- The dear night of love -- The sermon of the merry vicar of meudon -- The succubus -- Despair in love -- Perseverance in love -- Concerning a provost who did not recognise things -- Abouth the monk Amador, who was a glorious abbot of turpenav -- Bertha the penitent -- How the pretty maid of portillon convinced her judge -- In which it is demonstrated that fortune is always feminine -- Concerning a poor man who was called Le Vieux par-Chemins -- Odd sayings of three pilgrims -- Innocence -- The fair Imperia married.
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