Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The King of the Mountains. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print.
This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Edmond About, which is now, at last, again available to you.
Get the PDF and EPUB NOW as well. Included in your purchase you have The King of the Mountains in EPUB AND PDF format to read on any tablet, eReader, desktop, laptop or smartphone simultaneous - Get it NOW.
Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside The King of the Mountains:
Look inside the book:
I did not go to a café; I did not read the Pandore, nor the Minerve; nor any other paper of the country; I did not go to the theater, because I have a sensitive ear and a false note hurts me more cruelly than a blow; I lived with my hosts, my herbarium, and with John Harris. ...In the salons and in the cafés, in the barber-shops where the common people congregated, at the pharmacies where the bourgeoise were to be found, in the muddy streets of the bazars, in the dusty square of Belle-Gréce, at the theater, at the Sunday concerts, and upon the road to Patissia, one heard only of the great Hadgi-Stavros; one swore only by Hadgi-Stavros; Hadgi-Stavros the invincible, Hadgi-Stavros the terror of the police, Hadgi-Stavros, 'The King of the Mountains!'
About Edmond About, the Author:
At the end of his college career, he joined the French school in Athens, but claimed that he had never intended to follow the professorial career for which the École Normale was a preparation, and in 1853 he returned to France and devoted himself to literature and journalism. ...Philippe Habert (1634) Jacques Esprit (1639) Jacques-Nicolas Colbert (1678) Claude-François Fraguier (1707) Charles d'Orléans de Rothelin (1728) Gabriel Girard (1744) Marc-Antoine-René de Voyer d'Argenson de Paulmy (1748) Henri-Cardin-Jean-Baptiste d'Aguesseau (1787) Charles Brifaut (1826) Jules Sandeau (1858) Edmond François Valentin About (1884) Léon Say (1886) Albert Vandal (1896) Denys Cochin (1911) Georges Goyau (1922) Paul Hazard (1940) Maurice Garçon (1946) Paul Morand (1968) Alain Peyrefitte (1977) Gabriel de Broglie (2001)