The Old Maid (Balzac)

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The Old Maid  (1837) 
by Honoré de Balzac, translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley

Original French title: "La Vieille Fille". First published 1837. Included as part of La Comédie humaine.

To Monsieur Eugene-Auguste-Georges-Louis Midy de la Greneraye Surville, Royal Engineer of the Ponts at Chausses.
As a testimony to the affection of his brother-in-law,
De Balzac

This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.