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Stories: Portrait Of An Officer

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Stories: Portrait Of An Officer

Count Andrei Volkonsky, second son of an aristocratic Russian family, which means he has three choices: the military, the Church, or dissipation.

After taking a near-fatal wound at Borodino he will go into the clergy, but will leave it when he discovers that the real place God wants him is in the world.

Living humbly, he studies to become a doctor, and treats the wounded on many battlefields. He is a second cousin of Count Leo Tolstoy, and the long-rumoured model for Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, Tolstoy’s great childhood friend.

From the imagination of a friend.

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Stories: Portrait Of A Lady With Freckles

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Stories: Portrait Of A Lady With Freckles
"Oh, Sophie, you must always wear your bonnet or straw hat while outdoors to protect yourself from taches de rousseur, or Freckles as the English would say. Besides, mon amour..." her mother continued, "it's decorum."

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Stories: Portrait Of An Older Gentleman

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Stories: Portrait Of An Older Gentleman
This man doesn’t know it, but he was quietly observed for many years by Balzac, who through his imagination turned him into the old man named Père Goriot, the subject of one of his greatest novels.

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