Download PDF by Octave Mirbeau: The Diary of a Chambermaid

By Octave Mirbeau

ISBN-10: 0946626820

ISBN-13: 9780946626823

Written as a satire of Parisian society within the wake of the Dreyfus Affair, this novel used to be pushed aside by way of critics of the time as pornography. Mirbeau brings a journalist's analytical eye to the chambermaid Celestine's adventures as she loses her innocence and turns into as corrupt and wicked because the males who make the most her. life like and compelling, the tale has attracted the eye of Jean Renoir and Luis Brunel, who filmed it; and it's been in comparison with Fanny Hill and the Marquis de Sade's Justine and Juliette.

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Just round the next turning was an alley, dark and empty and open at both ends, and we rested there, panting fast then slower, then breathing like normal. It was like resting between the feet of two terrific and very enormous mountains, these being the flatblocks, and in the windows of all the flats you could viddy like blue dancing light. This would be the telly. Tonight was what thy called a worldcast, meaning that the same programme was being viddied by everybody in the world that wanted to, that being mostly the middle-aged middle-class lewdies.

No time, yes,” he said, gloopy. So I put the kettle on. Then I said: “To what do I owe the extreme pleasure? ” he said, very skorry and sly, sort of hunched looking at me but still rocking away. Then he caught sight of an advert in the gazetta, which was on the table—a lovely smecking young ptitsa with her groodies hanging out to advertise, my brothers, the Glories of the Jugoslav Beaches. Then, after sort of eating her up in two swallows, he said: “Why should you think in terms of there being anything wrong?

No time, yes,” he said, gloopy. So I put the kettle on. Then I said: “To what do I owe the extreme pleasure? ” he said, very skorry and sly, sort of hunched looking at me but still rocking away. Then he caught sight of an advert in the gazetta, which was on the table—a lovely smecking young ptitsa with her groodies hanging out to advertise, my brothers, the Glories of the Jugoslav Beaches. Then, after sort of eating her up in two swallows, he said: “Why should you think in terms of there being anything wrong?

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