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A Second Home

Auhtor: Honor De Balzac

Language: english
Published: 1845

Genres:

fiction and literature
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Review by A. Dent, June 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Second Home':

A House is Not a Home is the 1953 autobiography of the famous New York madam Polly Adler.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Second Home':


... girl. At any hour of the day the passer-by could see the needlewoman seated in an old, red velvet chair, bending over an embroidery frame, and stitching ...
... was the first time, indeed, that a man passing down the street had ever given rise to much thought in her mind. She generally had nothing but a ...
... so many groans from her finally, she could not, this winter, promise so many ells of as Caroline had hitherto been able to count on. Under these ...
... as the daughter's was genuine he turned away, and presently came back. When he next peeped through the hole in the curtain, Madame Crochard was in ...
... I should like to see her comfortable-she is so good.. Then she has shown you great kindness.. Oh yes, said the girl, in a tone of conviction. ...
... decorations are in blossom like their love everything is in harmony with youthful notions and ardent wishes. Half-way down the Rue Taitbout, in ...
... sang sweetly. Ignorant of the customs of a world that would have treated her as an outcast, and which she would not have cared for even if it had welcomed ...
... newly opened lily, while her hair fell in long brown curls that almost hid her neck. The lamplight enhanced the grace of the young mother, shedding over ...
... the sick woman came shaking her head at the other anxious two, and said:. It is time we should be sending for the Abbe Fontanon. In another two hours ...
... saw himself a member of the bench whence Napoleon selected the chief functionaries of the realm. He could also promise himself a fortune handsome enough ...
... at the house of Cambaceres, where life was so large, where minds could expand, where the splendor of the Imperial Court was so vividly reflected, and ...
... was so happy in reconciling the voice of her heart with that of duty, by giving way to a liking that had grown up with her from childhood, that ...
... future existence must give way to the happiness of early married life. And, in fact, from the month of April, when they were married, till the beginning ...
... excitement he himself feels, and lends the glow of the fire that burns within him. He must have attained a certain conjugal calm before he discovers ...
... to speak, the feelings we most love to express, die when we are commanded to utter them. Ere long the young man ceased to invite his friends, to give ...
... and weary of a world in which he wandered alone, by the time he was two-and-thirty had sunk into the Slough of Despond. He hated life. Having too ...
... is it that has brought you to the point of wishing me dead, of resolving to fly. asked the Countess, looking at her husband with grief mingled ...
... that, said Granville, with melancholy indifference. But, at least, do not stand about, said the doctor, leading the Count towards the boulevard. ...
... empty of the notes which Bianchon had supposed his patron to be feeling for. That woman feels, she is alive. Would not Louis XV. have given his ...
... it. My son, he began, and the words were pronounced in a voice so mild and fatherly, that the young lawyer started, Charles Crochard spoke the truth.-I ...