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La foire aux vanit

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LA FOIRE AUX VANIT'ES

OUVRAGES DU M^EME AUTEUR QUI SE VENDENT A LA M^EME LIBRAIRIE

OEuvres de Thackeray, traduites de l'anglais. 9 vol. Henry Esmond, traduit par Léon de Wailly. 2 vol. Histoire de Pendennis, traduit par Ed. Scheffter. 3 vol. Le livre des Snobs, traduit par F. Guiffrey. 1 vol. Mémoires de Barry Lyndon, traduits par Léon de Wailly. 1 vol.

M. W. THACKERAY

LA FOIRE AUX VANIT'ES

ROMAN ANGLAIS

Traduit avec l'autorisation de l'auteur

PAR GEORGES GUIFFREY

TOME PREMIER

PARIS

LIBRAIRIE HACHETTE ET Cie

79, BOULEVARD ...

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THE IMAGINARY INVALID.

(LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE.)

by

MOLI`ERE,

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Niels Klim s Journey Under the Ground

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The Big Bow Mystery –by: Israel Zangwill

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Mitteilungen aus den Memoiren des Satan

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WILHELM HAUFF

MITTEILUNGEN AUS DEN MEMOIREN DES SATAN

ERSTER TEIL.

EINLEITUNG.

Marte, e' rassembra te, qualor dal quinto Cielo, di ferro scendi, e d'orror cinto. Tasso, befr. Jerusalem, V. 44.

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The Sturdy Oak

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Third, to have the novel finished and published serially during the autumn Campaign of 1917.

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THE AUGUSTAN REPRINT SOCIETY

ANTHONY COLLINS

A DISCOURSE CONCERNING Ridicule and Irony IN WRITING

(1729)

Introduction by EDWARD A. BLOOM AND LILLIAN D. BLOOM

PUBLICATION NUMBER 142 WILLIAM ANDREWS CLARK MEMORIAL LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES

1970

GENERAL EDITORS

William E. Conway, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library George Robert Guffey, University of California, Los Angeles Maximillian E. Novak, University of California, Los Angeles

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

David S. Rodes, Uni...

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If Jefferson "Parleyvoo" Pickens had appeared in print just a few years later, he might have been the "Gentle Grifter" instead of the "Gentle Grafter", the name O. Henry picked for him. His situation as an ethical graft artist gives Jeff an extra impediment in pursuing his craft, but he never wanted it to be too easy. The result is fourteen delightful tales for us and a number of new partners for him. With those partners (he always has at least one) he works his way through a number of confidence games. Some they win, some they lose, some go into extra innings. They seem never to end just the ...
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