Young Balzac and money for books

Balzac YoungSepiaSmallIn the evenings he played cards with Grandmamma who, mellowed by age, showed an increasing fondness for her grandson and by intentionally losing enabled him to win the small sums he needed to buy books.

Prometheus: The Life of Balzac by Andre Maurois

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3 comments on “Young Balzac and money for books

  1. bennythomas says:

    I have the book you mention. It is a veritable mine of insights into his literary development. Much of my anecdotes have been from it.

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