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By Guy de Maupassant

Remark briller dans los angeles société du XIXe siècle, lorsque l'on est jeune, sans le sou, mais vif et séduisant ? Introduit parmi les mondains influents du Paris haussmannien, « Bel-Ami » saisit rapidement les moyens de satisfaire ses désirs de fortune et de gloire : le journalisme lui permettra de faire ses armes en politique, les femmes de gravir l'échelle sociale. Dans ce qui constitue l'un de ses romans les plus célèbres, Maupassant sape avec ironie les fondements d'une société corrompue dans laquelle un jeune homme, séducteur et arriviste, triomphe au détriment de toute morale. Le quantity est destiné aux periods de Seconde pour l'étude d'un mouvement littéraire et artistique du XIXe siècle : le réalisme. Le file de l'édition s'intéresse à lagenèse et los angeles réception du roman, et suggest deux groupements de texte : les représentations de l. a. presse au XIXe siècle, et les kin entre hommes et femmes dans l'oeuvre de Maupassant. L'édition est enrichie d'un cahier images couleurs de eight pages pour l'enseignement de l'histoire des arts.

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Cheng, Yuan Ch’un by name, who, on account of her excellence, filial piety, talents, and virtue, has been selected as a governess in the palace. The second is the daughter of Mr. She’s handmaid, and is called Ying Ch’un; the third is T’an Ch’un, the child of Mr. Cheng’s handmaid; while the fourth is the uterine sister of Mr. Chen of the Ning Mansion. Her name is Hsi Ch’un. ” “More admirable,” observed Yue-ts’un, “is the regime (adhered to) in the Chen family, where the names of the female children have all been selected from the list of male names, and are unlike all those out-of-the-way names, such as Spring Blossom, Scented Gem, and the like flowery terms in vogue in other families.

It doesn’t quite follow,” he suggested. “You people don’t, I regret to say, understand the destiny of this child. The fact is that even the old Hanlin scholar Mr. Cheng was erroneously looked upon as a loose rake and dissolute debauchee! ” To which Yue-ts’un responded: “Of the human beings created by the operation of heaven and earth, if we exclude those who are gifted with extreme benevolence and extreme viciousness, the rest, for the most part, present no striking diversity. If they be extremely benevolent, they fall in, at the time of their birth, with an era of propitious fortune; while those extremely vicious correspond, at the time of their existence, with an era of calamity.

The attire of this person bore no similarity to that of the young ladies. In all her splendour and lustre, she looked like a fairy or a goddess. In her coiffure, she had a band of gold filigree work, representing the eight precious things, inlaid with pearls; and wore pins, at the head of each of which were five phoenixes in a rampant position, with pendants of pearls. On her neck, she had a reddish gold necklet, like coiled dragons, with a fringe of tassels. On her person, she wore a tight-sleeved jacket, of dark red flowered satin, covered with hundreds of butterflies, embroidered in gold, interspersed with flowers.

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