Marx-Engels Correspondence 1867
Source: Marx Engels On Literature and Art, Progress Publishers, 1976;
Transcribed: by Andy Blunden;
I can write you but a few lines at this moment, as the landlord’s agent is here and I must play opposite him in the role of Mercadet in Balzac’s comedy. Apropos of Balzac, I advise you to read his Le Chef-d'Œuvre Inconnu and Melmoth reconcilie. They are two little chefs d'œuvres full of delightful irony.