Honorine

Honorine

 
Comte Octave has realized that he should have paid attention to “the graces of Honorine’s mind and heart” before she wrote him a letter of farewell and eloped with a lover. “I love, and I wait!” he tells Maurice, his secretary. The story opens with the singularity of the Genoese–the beauty of the Ligurians. Honorine of Genoa has beauty as well as fortune, a rarity beyond the borders of France. The setting is Genoa and Paris, and the narrative has stories within a story. Continue reading