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Title The Lemoine affair [electronic resource] / Marcel Proust ; translated by Charlotte Mandell.
Author Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922.
Publication Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House Pub., [2008]
Copyright date ©2008
Description 1 online resource.
text file
Call # eBOOK
Series Melville House classics
The art of the novella
Art of the novella.
Melville House classics.
Summary The Lemoine Affair was inspired by the real-life French scandal involving Henri Lemoine, who claimed he could manufacture diamonds from coal and convinced numerous people--including officers of the De Beers diamond mine company and Proust himself--to invest in the scheme. In a series of pastiches--imitations written in the style of other writers--Proust tells the story of the embarrassment rippling across high society Paris in the wake of the scandal, poking fun at himself (in one story, a character declares that Marcel Proust is so embarrassed he's suicidal) while lampooning some of France's greatest writers, including Flaubert, Balzac, and Saint-Simon. -- Publisher's description.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Diamond industry and trade -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author Mandell, Charlotte.
OverDrive, Inc.
Addl. Title Pastiches et mélanges. English
Related To Print version: Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922. Pastiches et mélanges. English. Lemoine affair. Brooklyn, N.Y. : Melville House Pub., c2008 9781933633411 (DLC) 2008009204 (OCoLC)154704821
ISBN 1612192335 (electronic bk.)
9781612192338 (electronic bk.)

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