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The Necklace

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"Champs Elysees..."   (The Necklace)

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a famous boulevard in Paris, known for its cafes, theaters, and luxury shops. In the mid- to late-19th century, the gardens took on a more picturesque, English style with flowerbeds, groves of trees, and footpaths.

"sou by sou..."   (The Necklace)

Compared to a louis or a franc, the sou is the least valuable form of currency from 19th-century France. This means that she has become extremely aware of the value and amount of money she has, and she does not want to spend anything unnecessarily.

"louis..."   (The Necklace)

The 20-francs gold coin, a louis d'or, became known as Napoleon gold coins after the change in monetary law at the beginning of the 19th century by Napoleon the first.

"Palais Royal..."   (The Necklace)

The Palais Royal is located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. At the time this story was written, there was a covered passageway that housed many kind of shops where fine goods could be bought.

"satin..."   (The Necklace)

Satin is a smooth, silky material that is fairly expensive and objects made of this material generally give the impression of luxury. Fine pieces of jewelry are often contained in such boxes to protect the craftsmanship.

"Ah, the good soup! I don't know anything better than that..."   (The Necklace)

In the original French version of the story, the husband does not say "Ah, the good soup!" but "Ah, le bon pot-a-feu!" Pot-au-feu is a particular beef stew that is one of the most celebrated dishes in France and an essential part of French family cuisine.

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