By Guy de Maupassant
Georges Duroy, dit Bel-Ami, est un jeune homme au body avantageux. Le hasard d'une rencontre le met sur l. a. voie de l'ascension sociale. Malgré sa vulgarité et son lack of understanding, cet arriviste parvient au sommet par l'intermédiaire de ses maîtresses et du journalisme. Cinq héroïnes vont journey à journey l'initier aux mystères du métier, aux secrets and techniques de l. a. mondanité et lui assurer los angeles réussite qu'il espère. Dans cette société parisienne en pleine enlargement capitaliste et coloniale, que Maupassant dénonce avec strength parce qu'il l. a. connaît bien, les femmes éduquent, conseillent, œuvrent dans l'ombre. los angeles presse, l. a. politique, los angeles finance s'entremêlent. Mais derrière les combines politiques et financières, l'érotisme intéressé, los angeles mort est là qui veille, et avec elle, l'angoisse que chacun porte au fond de lui-même.
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Friends were assembled together; the Elder and Magistrate also Graced the scene with their presence, and stood like the Law and the Gospel, One with the sanction of earth and one with the blessing of heaven. Simple and brief was the wedding, as that of Ruth and of Boaz. Softly the youth and the maiden repeated the words of betrothal, Taking each other for husband and wife in the Magistrate's presence, After the Puritan way, and the laudable custom of Holland. Fervently then, and devoutly, the excellent Elder of Plymouth Prayed for the hearth and the home, that were founded that day in affection, 58 Speaking of life and of death, and imploring Divine benedictions.
Like a picture it seemed of the primitive, pastoral ages, Fresh with the youth of the world, and recalling Rebecca and Isaac, 62 Old and yet ever new, and simple and beautiful always, Love immortal and young in the endless succession of lovers. So through the Plymouth woods passed onward the bridal procession.
Silently out of the room then glided the glistening savage, Bearing the serpent's skin, and seeming himself like a serpent, Winding his sinuous way in the dark to the depths of the forest. " Given in tone suppressed, a tramp of feet, and then silence. Figures ten, in the mist, marched slowly out of the village. Standish the stalwart it was, with eight of his valorous army, Led by their Indian guide, by Hobomok, friend of the white men, Northward marching to quell the sudden revolt of the savage.