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The Recruit

by Honore de Balzac Author · Katharine Prescott Wormeley Translator


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This gripping short story from master of French realism Honore de Balzac packs an emotional wallop and has a twist ending you won't be able to forget. The mother of a French soldier receives word that her son be paying her a visit. Though overjoyed at the news, she begins to fret about his safety on the trip home. Will her fears prove to be accurate?

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Duke Classics
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