(From the publisher):
In these five short stories, Alexandre Dumas, author of The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers, shows the variety and range of his literary expression. In the title story, a tale of jealousy and passion, the narrator, Alexandre, is disturbed by his friend Antony who, in some distress, tells him of his visit to a masked ball - and of the beautiful young woman he met who has haunted him ever since. "The Cabriolet Driver" is a vignette of Parisian social life. Writing of the world in which he lived, Dumas also pays reference to an incident in Dickens's contemporary "Sketches by Boz" in this portrait of Cantillon, the cabriolet driver, and the man for whom he once worked.
Also included are "The Cure of Boulogne", a tale of a home-loving provincial priest who unwittingly finds himself on a circumnavigation of the glove; "Marianna", the dramatic story of a Russian duel; and "The Elusive Bird", the humorous story of a musician and sportsman Louet and the wild pigeon which led him into a series of adventures which kept him from home for twenty years.
- A Masked Ball
- The Cabriolet Driver
- The Curé of Boulogne
- The Elusive Bird
Original title: A Masked Ball and Other Short Stories
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction
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