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The Girl with the Golden Eyes - Honore de Balzac

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THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN EYES

by HONORE DE BALZAC

Translated by Ellen Marriage

DEDICATION

To Eugene Delacroix, Painter.

PREPARER'S NOTE

  The Girl with the Golden Eyes is the third part of a trilogy. Part
  one is entitled Ferragus and part two is The Duchesse de Langeais.
  The three stories are frequently combined under the title The
  Thirteen.

THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN EYES



One of those sights in which most horror is to be encountered is,
surely, the general aspect of the Parisian populace--a people fearful
to behold, gaunt, yellow, tawny. Is not Paris a vast field in
perpetual turmoil from a storm of interests beneath which are whirled
along a crop of human beings, who are, more often than not, reaped by
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