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Cousin Bette by HonorГ© de Balzac

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Published by Blackstone Audio Inc. .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

ContributionsJohanna Ward (Narrator)
The Physical Object
FormatAudio CD
Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11044497M
ISBN 100786159138
ISBN 109780786159130

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Jan 18,  · There's no need to review or comment on Cousin Bette, one of the greatest novels ever written. What I want to say here is that there are several different English translations of uneven quality. In university, I used the Penguin Classic. The text was completely transparent and my mind was immediately immersed in the happylifekennel.coms: 5. A late masterpiece in Balzac’s La Comédie Humaine, Cousin Bette is the story of a Vosges peasant who rebels against her scornful upper-class relatives, skillfully turning their selfish obsessions against them. The novel exemplifies what Henry James described as Balzac’s “huge, all-compassing, all-desiring, all-devouring love of by: Cousin Bette [Honore De Balzac] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.4/5(29). About Cousin Bette. A gripping tale of violent jealousy, sexual passion and treachery, Honoré de Balzac’s Cousin Bette is translated from the French with an introduction by Marion Ayton Crawford in Penguin Classics. Poor, plain spinster Bette is compelled to survive on the condescending patronage of her socially superior relatives in Paris: her beautiful, saintly cousin Adeline, the.

La Cousine Bette (French pronunciation: ​, Cousin Bette) is an novel by French author Honoré de Balzac. Set in midth century Paris, it tells the story of an unmarried middle-aged woman who plots the destruction of her extended family. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac, or La Cousine Bette in French, was written and published in The novel takes place in the mid-nineteenth century and is about a woman named Bette, who lives in Paris and plots the destruction of her extended family. The first third of the book is devoted to the history of the main characters. Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac is more the story of an entire family rather than that of one person. Lisbeth Fischer, known to her family and friends as Bette, has harbored a resentment against her cousin Adeline Hulot since childhood. Bette's father and Adeline's father were two of .

May 18,  · Cousin Bette is not one of Balzac's best, but it is very good. The author says it is a companion piece to Cousin Pons, which is a better novel in my view. But both books pale in comparison to Lost Illusions, which I regard as Balzac's best novel -- just ahead of Peré Goriot.4/4(29). Cousin Betty (La Cousine Bette), published in serial format in , was one of the last and greatest of Balzac's works. It was part of his long novel collection titled La Comédie Humaine. Set in midth-century France, it tells the story of a woman who resents her position as a "poor relation.". About  Cousin Bette Cousin Bette  was first published in serial form in a French newspaper, and forms part of Balzac’s vast work  The Human Comedy.   It tells the story of Lisbeth Fisher (the Cousin Bette of the title), who is consumed by jealousy and seeks to take revenge on her cousin’s family, the Hulots. The events set forth in Cousin Bette take place 30 or 40 years prior to the events depicted in Zola's novel Nana. Unlike Nana, which focuses on one courtesan who ruins many men, Cousin Bette focuses on the ruin of one man, Baron Hulot (and his family)/5(9).