Grief and Oblivion
'Mademoiselle Albertine has gone!' How much farther does anguish penetrate in psychology than psychology itself! A moment ago, as I lay analysing my feelings, I had supposed that this separation without a final meeting was precisely what I wished, and, as I compared the mediocrity of the pleasures that Albertine afforded me with the richness of the desires which she prevented me from realising, had felt that I was being subtle, had concluded that I did not wish to see her again, that I no longer loved her.
- The Sweet Cheat Gone (The Fugitive)
- Chapter 1 Grief and Oblivion
- Chapter 2 Mademoiselle de Forcheville
- Chapter 3 Venice
- Chapter 4 A Fresh Light Upon Robert de Saint Loup