La Comédie Humaine of Honoré de Balzac - Vol. 24

La Comédie Humaine of Honoré de Balzac - Vol. 24

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La Comédie Humaine of Honoré de Balzac - Vol. 24

La Comédie Humaine of Honoré de Balzac - Vol. 24

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AFTER the disasters of the revolution of July, which destroyed so many aristocratic fortunes dependent on the court, Madame la Princesse de Cadignan was clever enough to attribute to political events the total ruin she had caused by her own extravagance. The prince left France with the royal family, and never returned to it, leaving the princess in Paris, protected by the fact of his absence; for their debts, which the sale of all their salable property had not been able to extinguish, could only be recovered through him. The revenues of the entailed estates had been seized. In 7 . . .

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