Droll Stories Selected Tales, by Balzac, Honore de
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- ISBN: 9780486826677 | 0486826678
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/16/2019
These choice selections from Droll Stories offer a lively and lusty portrait of 16th-century French life and manners. Told in the tradition of Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Rabelais, they were claimed by the author to have originated in manuscripts from the abbeys of Touraine. Abounding in episodes of good-humored licentiousness, the tales scandalized Balzac's contemporaries and continue to delight modern readers.