The Imaginary Mistress

The Imaginary Mistress  (1841) 
by Honoré de Balzac, translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley

Also known as "Paz", this work was originally entitled "La Fausse Maitresse" in French. First published in 1841. Included as part of La Comédie humaine.

Dedicated to the Comtesse Clara Maffei.

This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.