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Modeste Mignon

Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850)

1. 01 - Dedication and Chapter 1 - The Chalet
2. 02 - A Portrait from Life
3. 03 - Preliminaries
4. 04 - A Simple Story
5. 05 - The Problem Still Unsolved
6. 06 - A Maiden's First Romance
7. 07 - A Poet of the Angelic School
8. 08 - Blade to Blade
9. 09 - The Power of the Unseen
10. 10 - The Marriage of Souls
11. 11 - What Comes of Correspondence
12. 12 - A Declaration of Love, Set to Music
13. 13 - A Full-Length Portrait of Monsieur de la Briere
14. 14 - Matters Grown Complicated
15. 15 - A Father Steps in
16. 16 - Disenchanted
17. 17 - A Third Suitor
18. 18 - A Splendid First Appearance
19. 19 - Of which the Author Thinks a Good Deal
20. 20 - The Poet Does his Exercises
21. 21 - Modeste Plays her Part
22. 22 - A Riddle Guessed
23. 23 - Butscha Distinguishes himself
24. 24 - The Poet Feels that he is Loved too Well
25. 25 - A Diplomatic Letter
26. 26 - True Love
27. 27 - A Girl's Revenge
28. 28 - Modeste Behaves with Dignity
29. 29 - Conclusion

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Summary

Modeste Mignon, a young provincial woman of romantic temperament, imagines herself to be in love with the famous Parisian poet Melchior de Canalis. However, he is not moved by her attentions. He invites his secretary Ernest de la Brière to "deal with the matter". Ernest answers Modeste's letters in his name and acts as her lover, disguised as Canalis. The scene changes dramatically when Ernest discoveres that Modest is, in fact, a rich heiress. Would he be able to win her heart despite his lie?