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The Immortal

Alphonse Daudet

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Well, I arrived this morning, Monday, and took up my quarters as usual in my quiet little hotel in the Rue Servandoni, where the only sounds of the great city which reach me are the bells of Saint Sulpice, and the continual noise from a neighbouring forge, a sound of the rhythmical beating of iron, which I love because it reminds me of our village. I rushed off at once to my publisher. 'Well, when do we come out?'

'Your book? Why, it came out a week ago.'

Come out, indeed, and gone in too—gone into the depths of that grim establishment of Manivet's, which never ceases to pant and to reek with the labour of giving birth to a new volume. This Monday, as it happened, they were just sending out a great novel by Herscher, called Satyra. The copies struck off—how many hundreds of thousands of them I don't know—were lying in stacks and heaps right up to the very top of t. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Alphonse Daudet's One of the Forty (a.k.a. The Immortal) is a brilliant satire on the Académie Francaise and its forty members. It is a strangely Balzacian novel, to the extent that I almost feel as if the Good Dr. Bianchon or that rapscallion Vautrin were hanging about the sidelines.

It is the tale

this is the first book I read by Daudet. I love it. Everything is so vivid and alive in this book.