Journey from Paris to Java
Treaty of the Modern
Honoré de Balzac
The author's journey to Java is purely imaginary.
In this reverie Balzac propels us into a fanciful Orient of eternal Spring with its luxurious palaces, virgin forests, seductive and dangerous Javanese girls, Bengalis covered in gold, the fragrance of the volcameria . . .
So far unpublished. The treaty which forms the second part of the book is mainly devoted to coffee.