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The House of the Combrays by G. Lenotre, Fiction, Classics, Literary



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"My mother was a Br court, whose ancestor was a bastard of Gaston d'Orleans, and she was on this account a royalist, and very proud of her nobility. The Br courts, who were fighting people, had never become rich, and the Revolution ruined them completely. During the Terror my mother married Moisson, my father, a painter and engraver, a plebeian but also an ardent royalist, participating in all the plots for the deliverance of the royal family. This explains the m salliance. She hoped, besides, that the monarchy, of whose reestablishment she had no doubt, would recognise my father's services by ennobling him and reviving the name of Br court, which was now represented only in the female line. She always called herself Moisson de Br court, and bore me a grudge for using only my father's name. "In 1804, when I was eight years old, we were living on the island of Saint-Louis, and I remember very well the excitement in the quarter, and above all in our house, caused by the arrest of Georges Cadoudal. I can see my mother anxiously sending our faithful servant for news; my father came home less and less often; and at last, one night, he woke me up suddenly, kissed me, kissed my mother hastily, and I can still hear the noise of the street door closing behind him. We never saw him again!"

Author Biography

Louis Leon Theodore Gosselin (1855 - 1935) was a French historian and playwright who wrote under the pen name G. Lenotre. He wrote articles in publications such as Le Figaro, Revue des deux mondes, Le Monde illustre and Le Temps. He also produced numerous works dealing with the French Revolution, especially the Reign of Terror, constructed from his research into primary documents of the era. His work was recognized and admired by his contemporaries. Gosselin was made an officer of the Legion d'honneur and in 1932 was elected to the Academie francaise, but died before being able to sit in the Academy and never made the speech which he had written in homage to his predecessor, Rene Bazin.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2007
Translated by Mrs. Joseph, B. Gilder
Illustrations, black and white
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