Étude de femme
A Study of Woman
This is another amusing little bagatelle of a story. On one hand, there is the ultra-responsible ultraist the Marquise de Listomere, who goes to confession and communion regularly as she waits for her dullard of a husband to move up in the ranks under Louis XVIII.
On the other, there is our old friend, Eugene de Rastignac, who toys with the idea of toying with the upright Marquise when he meets her at a party. (more…)