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T and he decides that he cannot possibly permit them To Make Jeanne A Boarding School Servant He Is Determined make Jeanne a boarding school "servant He is determined protect the girlSo he plans and manages to steal her away by " He is determined protect the girlSo he plans and manages to steal her away by He loves the girl becomes his guardian and takes care of her as his own daughterBut the unpredictable happens and Jeanne falls in love with a student who is working on his graduation thesis and who comes to Bonnard for some advise Finally the young man asks for Jeanne s handThe old man does not expect that to happen so soon As he consults his diary Why should I not confess itI thought I was going to keep her all to myselfas my own child as my own daughter not alwaysnot even perhaps for very Longbut Just For A Few YearsI Am just for a few yearsI am oldCould she not wait But he accepts his condition as it is though both he and Jeanne are sad All changes even the most longed for have their melancholy for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves we must die to one life before we can enter into another Bonnard is determined to sell the only treasure he has that is his library to provide Jeanne with a fair doweryWhile he proceeds with cataloging his books to sell at auction he is tormented with the idea that he is going to lose all his books and manuscripts So one night I got out of bed and stole softly from my roomstealing about on tiptoe in the City of the Books Thus he tries to save some volumes the ewel the treasurewhich I had been dreaming about all night I seized it and slipped it away into the very bottom of the closet which I had reserved for those books I intended to retainIt is horrible to relate I was stealing the dowery of Jeanne And when the crime had been consummated I set myself again sturdily to the task of cataloguing Finally his beloved Jeanne is gone and so are his dear books he returns lonely and sad to his empty study where the cat has retired alreadyThe kind hearted old Bonnard twice has a guilty conscience that he has committed a crime once when he steals and saves the girl from the convent who was in danger of abuse and tortureand for whom he wanted to promise a bright future and the second time he steals a very few of his own books from his own library before putting them for auction to provide the dowry It is in contrast with what was going on around him in Paris with the corrupt public servants and aristocracythe unjust ustice system and all who were indifferent and cruel towards th. Away a tear with which the north wind blowing over the uay had obscured my vision A bright fire was leaping in the chimney of my study Ice cr. Le Crime de Sylvestre Bonnard

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E lower classand the weakAnatole France with A Sharp Critical Eye And Has sharp critical eye and has a very beautiful and gentle story Cleverly written humorous and a really good readEnjoyed reading itIt was one of the stories in the Six Greatest Novels of Anatole France with an excellent translation by Lafcadio Hearn Read HereOpening PART I THE LOG December 24 1849 I had put on my slippers and my dressing gown I wiped away a tear with which the north wind blowing over the uay had obscured my vision A bright fire was leaping in the chimney of my study Ice crystals shaped like fern leaves were sprouting over the windowpanes and concealed from me the Seine with its bridges and the Louvre of the ValoisI d 19 AUG 2014 I will be reading this from Project Gutenberg however I like this cover better Anyway please find a free Project Gutenberg download here Manybooksnet download here JAN 2016 Therese to Monsieur upon his announcement he will be travelling to SicilyBy the way Theresa I am going to SicilyWell then go Monsieur she answered at last only be back here by six o clock There is a dish for dinner today which will not wait for anybody 9 JAN 2016 Gosh I enjoyed this story a lit It was sweet and sentimental without being overly so Mr Bonnard is a gem And the crime in the title is left for the reader to decide I remember picking this book at random from my local library I can still see it on the shelf I wasn t much of a reader at the time but I liked the paper and font It was old and felt good in my hands It was the first American edition I began to read and was instantly swept up in France s description of the protagonist s City of Books his living room and the second hand booksellers on the uay It was a beautiful story visually evocative I am sure it lit some sort of fire for me a love of books that has never left I was a late starter Ever since I feel I ve been playing catch up there are so many books to read so many I want to read I ll never read them allThis book changed my life although I didn t know it at the time It led me on a path to my current profession and to this moment right here right now writing this review It did it subtly not like a bolt of lightningIf you read this book be sure to get a nice old edition from the library or a used book dealer not a modern paperback or reprint Make sure the copy you read is from the 19th century You ll be transported back in time. Ystals shaped like fern leaves were sprouting over the windowpanes and concealed from me the Seine with its bridges and the Louvre of the Valo. It is such a oy to read a work of the nineteenth century after a streak of current works I admired the writing of Anatole France his wit and his humour I didn t care much about the story itself yet I highlighted paragraphs which I am sure I will be revisiting to enjoy their humour and their brilliance paragraphs which I am sure I will be revisiting to enjoy their humour and their brilliance Crime of Sylvester Bonnard is a humorous and satirical novel written in 1881 by Anatole FranceThe protagonist is Sylvester BonnardHe is kind hearted old man in his seventies and an honored member of the Institute He keeps a diary and so we follow the story reading his diaryM Bonnard lives very humbly in a house whose occupants beside himself is an old cat who whenever has the chance wants to occupy his place in his study and whom he calls the somnolent Prince of the City of Books Then there is Theresehis old housekeeper who is deaf as a sack charcoal and slow as Justice and she exercises her domestic authority with such uiet pride that I do not feel the courage to attempt a coup d etat against her government My cravat Therese do you hear my cravatif you drive me wild like this with your slow waysit will not be a cravat I shall needbut a rope to hang myselfand By the way Therese I am going to SicilyWellthen go Monsieur only be back here by six o clock There is a dish for dinner to day which will not wait for anybodyYet he respectsher great age and her great heart is gentle with herand puts up with all her fits of impatience Bonnard is a bibliophile and a philologistHe has an enormous library and he calls his study the City of Books he cherishes all his books and knows them his treasures and they are his life s savings He sometimes travels to Europe in the hunt of antiuitiesThen we find him in Sicily in search of a rare manuscript The Golden Legend where he meets and humbly befriends a Mme Trepoff a matchbox collector also there he encounters a peddler on the street who persuades him to buy a slice of watermelon Co tra calle vivemagna e lave a fascia that is For three centimes he can eat drink and wash his face However all through his adventures and studies his mind is occupied with the memory of the woman he once had loved desperately and who after death has left a daughter Jeanne behind penniless Jeanne lives in a convent and being poor and an orphan she is not treated well over there had been attempts of sexual abuse toward her Bonnard is tormented by the though. 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