For a very long time Monsieur de Merret has been suspecting his wife of infidelity. One night he comes home earlier than usual and knocks on the door of his wife’s chamber. Right before he enters the room, he hears the door of her closet squeak. Initially, Merret thinks that this is their maid Rosalie, but he is perplexed when the maid enters the room right after him. Merret desires to open the closet so he can once and for all find out the truth about his wife.
Who is hiding in the closet and why does Monsieur de Merret think his wife is having an affair? Will his suspicions turn out to have been warranted? Will he open the closet, or his wife will manage to change his mind? Find all the answers in Honoré de Balzac’s novel ”The Mysterious Mansion”.
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Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French author, who produced a large number of novels and short stories, collectively named Comédie humaine (The Human Comedy). With his collection of nearly one hundred short stories, Balzac was a great contributor to the world of literature. Balzac was also famous for his short naps between dinner and midnight. In this way he was able to withstand the exhaustive writing schedule he was following.