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1900. Illustrated. French historical novel by Erckmann-Chatrian, pseudonym of Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian, begins: If you would wish to know the history of the great invasion of 1814, such as it was related to me by the old hunter Frantz du Hengst, you must transport yourself to the village of Charmes, in the Vosges. About thirty small houses, covered with shingles and dark-green houseleeks, stand in rows along the banks of the Sarre: you can see the gables carpeted with ivy and withered honeysuckles, for winter is approaching; the beehives closed with corks of straw, the small gardens, the palings, the hedges which separate them one from the other. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.