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A Man of Business

The Human Comedy

by Honore de Balzac Author · Clara Bell Translator


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Though a relatively short story, A Man of Business is an important component of Honore de Balzac's vast story cycle The Human Comedy, involving many of the recurring characters from the series and tying up a number of loose ends. As a fete thrown at the home of his mistress begins to wind down, Cardot invites the lingering merrymakers to settle around the table and begins telling a story about a clever debt-collection scheme.

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Duke Classics
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The Human Comedy


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