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Strong as Death

By De Maupassant, Guy

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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Strong as Death  
Author: De Maupassant, Guy
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
Historic
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Maupassant, G. D. (n.d.). Strong as Death. Retrieved from http://ontario.worldlibrary.net/


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Broad daylight streamed down into the vast studio through a skylight in the ceiling, which showed a large square of dazzling blue, a bright vista of limitless heights of azure, across which passed flocks of birds in rapid flight. But the glad light of heaven hardly entered this severe room, with high ceilings and draped walls, before it began to grow soft and dim, to slumber among the hangings and die in the portieres, hardly penetrating to the dark corners where the gilded frames of portraits gleamed like flame. Peace and sleep seemed imprisoned there, the peace characteristic of an artist's dwelling, where the human soul has toiled. Within these walls, where thought abides, struggles, and becomes exhausted in its violent efforts, everything appears weary and overcome as soon as the energy of action is abated; all seems dead after the great crises of life, and the furniture, the hangings, and the portraits of great personages still unfinished on the canvases, all seem to rest as if the whole place had suffered the master's fatigue and had toiled with him, taking part in the daily renewal of his struggle. A vague, heavy odor of paint, turpentine, and tobacco was in the air, clinging to the rugs and chairs; and no sound broke the deep silence save the sharp short...

Table of Contents
· PART I · CHAPTER I. A DUEL OF HEARTS · CHAPTER II. TWIN ROSES FROM A SINGLE STEM · CHAPTER III. A FLAME REKINDLED · CHAPTER IV. A DOUBLE JEALOUSY · PART II · CHAPTER I. A WILLING ENVOY · CHAPTER II. SPRINGTIME AND AUTUMN · CHAPTER III. A DANGEROUS WARNING · CHAPTER IV. SWEET POISON · CHAPTER V. A WANING MOON · CHAPTER VI. THE ASHES OF LOVE

 

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