Modeste Mignon

Honoré de BALZAC (1799 - 1850), translated by Katherine Prescott WORMELEY (1830 - 1908)

Modeste Mignon, a young provincial woman of romantic temperament, imagines herself to be in love with the famous Parisian poet Melchior de Canalis. However, he is not moved by her attentions. He invites his secretary Ernest de la Brière to "deal with the matter". Ernest answers Modeste's letters in his name and acts as her lover, disguised as Canalis. The scene changes dramatically when Ernest discoveres that Modeste is, in fact, a rich heiress. Will he be able to win her heart despite his lie? (Summary by Wikipedia, revised by Stav Nisser.)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Dedication and Chapter 1 - The Chalet Don W. Jenkins
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Play 02 02 - A Portrait from Life Ata Khudayberdiev
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Play 03 03 - Preliminaries Don W. Jenkins
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Play 04 04 - A Simple Story Don W. Jenkins
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Play 05 05 - The Problem Still Unsolved Don W. Jenkins
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Play 06 06 - A Maiden's First Romance Don W. Jenkins
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Play 07 07 - A Poet of the Angelic School Don W. Jenkins
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Play 08 08 - Blade to Blade Don W. Jenkins
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Play 09 09 - The Power of the Unseen Don W. Jenkins
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Play 10 10 - The Marriage of Souls Don W. Jenkins
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Play 11 11 - What Comes of Correspondence Don W. Jenkins
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Play 12 12 - A Declaration of Love, Set to Music Chris Caron
00:22:34
Play 13 13 - A Full-Length Portrait of Monsieur de la Briere Don W. Jenkins
00:25:10
Play 14 14 - Matters Grown Complicated Don W. Jenkins
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Play 15 15 - A Father Steps in Don W. Jenkins
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Play 16 16 - Disenchanted Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:11:32
Play 17 17 - A Third Suitor Don W. Jenkins
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Play 18 18 - A Splendid First Appearance Don W. Jenkins
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Play 19 19 - Of which the Author Thinks a Good Deal Don W. Jenkins
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Play 20 20 - The Poet Does his Exercises Don W. Jenkins
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Play 21 21 - Modeste Plays her Part Chris Caron
00:20:38
Play 22 22 - A Riddle Guessed Don W. Jenkins
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Play 23 23 - Butscha Distinguishes himself Anna Simon
00:16:29
Play 24 24 - The Poet Feels that he is Loved too Well Don W. Jenkins
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Play 25 25 - A Diplomatic Letter Don W. Jenkins
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Play 26 26 - True Love Don W. Jenkins
00:14:58
Play 27 27 - A Girl's Revenge Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:15:11
Play 28 28 - Modeste Behaves with Dignity Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:15:26
Play 29 29 - Conclusion Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:13:24