Massimilla Doni

Publisher Description

Massimilla Doni is a short story by Honoré de Balzac. Emilio Memmi, recently made prince of Varese and heir to a palace, is desperately in love with Massimila Doni, wife of the duke of Caetano, a debauched old man who is keeping the singer Clara Tinti as a mistress. Massimilla returns his love, but it remains platonic, chaste and delicate on both sides. A terrible misunderstanding leads Emilio to meet Tinti in his palace and falls in love with her pleasurable charms, ashamed of himself. However, Massimilla has met a French doctor who she has initiated into the mysteries of music and who in return helps Emilio to accept the idea that carnal love and pure love blend beautifully.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1850
1 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
122
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
75.4
KB

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