Wed Feb 9, 2011
Mister Ron’s Basement # 1873
One of our favorite authors, H. C. Bunner, completed a truly unique project back in 1893. He published a book called ‘Made in France,’ which featured his English-language versions of stories by the noted French author Guy De Maupassant.
These stories were not direct translations by any means. He simply took the themes, or ‘ethical situations’ of each story, and rewrote them completely, and Americanized them.
Today we offer one of the most charming stories we’ve ever presented. It is called ‘The Minuet,’ and you will love it.
Time: approx twenty-three minutes
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