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The Nabob

Alphonse Daudet

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Indeed! I thought—" answered the young man; and immediately, a host of reflections crowding into his mind:

"What, then, have you done to this Baron Hemerlingue? It is a hatred to the death between you."

For a moment the Nabob was taken aback. That name of Hemerlingue, thrown suddenly into his glee, recalled to him the one annoying episode of the evening.

"To him as to the others," said he in a saddened voice, "I have never done anything save good. We began together in poverty. We made progress and prospered side by side. Whenever he wished to try a flight on his own wings, I always aided and supported him to the best of my ability. It was I who during ten consecutive years secured for him the contracts for the fleet and the army; almost his whole fortune came from that source. Then one fine morning this slow-blooded imbecile of a Bernese goes crazy over an odalisk whom the mother of the Bey had caused to be expelled from the harem. . . . Read More

Community Reviews

J'étais déjà grande admiratrice de Daudet avant de lire "Le Nabab". C'est un roman plutôt confectionné, peut-être le plus artificiel de toutes ses oeuvres que j'ai lues, mais néanmoins il m'a beaucoup plû. Le récit rappelle Dickens, mais plus sec, moins sentimental, et aussi avec les personnages net

The Nabob doesn't warrant reading by anyone who has no broader purpose in doing so (I did). Daudet was quite successful in his day, a much lesser French Dickens. In The Nabob he writes fluidly and somewhat romantically about a nouveau riche Frenchman (originally from the south of France, like Daudet