Quote, "Suddenly he became silent. His grave and earnest face lost its expression of joy; he was comparing the immensity of his hopes with the mediocrity of his means. The walls of the garret were covered with bits of paper on which were crayon sketches; he possessed only four clean canvases. Colors were at that time costly, and the poor gentleman gazed at a palette that was well-nigh bare.'
Platform Windows 95/98/ME
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/ME,Windows NT/2000,Windows XP
Date added 24 Aug 2006
Last Updated 24 Jan 2011
Tags The Hidden Masterpiece, Honore de Balzac, french literature, classical literature, fiction, La Comédie humaine