The Afflictions of an English Cat by Honoré de Balzac

Peines de coeur d’une chatte anglaise
The Afflictions of an English Cat

Included in Lords of the Housetops: Thirteen Cat Tales
Translated by Carl Van Vechten

 

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The Afflictions of an English Cat which, it will be perceived by even a careless reader, is certainly a good deal more than a cat story. It is, indeed, a satire on British respectability, but we Americans of today need not snicker at the English while reading it, for the point is equally applicable to us.

Carl Van Vechten.
April 6, 1920.
New York.

 

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