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Cousin Bette (Oxford World's Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Cousin Bette (1846) is considered to be Balzac's last great novel, and a key work in his Human Comedy. Set in Paris in the 1830s and 1840s, it is a complex tale of the devastating effects of violent jealousy and sexual passion.

Against a meticulously detailed backdrop of post-Napoleonic France struggling with massive industrial and economic change, Balzac's characters span many social classes, from impoverished workers and wealthy courtesans to successful businessmen and official dignitaries. The tragic outcome of the novel is relieved by occasional flashes of ironic comedy and the emergence of a younger generation which has come to terms with the new political and economic climate.

Synopsis:

"Cousin Bette" has been described as Balzac's last great novel and a key work in his "Comedie Humaine". Set in the prosperous Paris of Louis-Philippe, it is the story of a jealous woman's campaign of persecution against her own family.

Synopsis:

Cousin Bette (1846), long considered Balzac's last great novel, is a key work in his Comedie humaine. Grounded in a meticulous documentation of contemporary France, this tale is set in the prosperous Paris of Louis-Phillipe and details a jealous woman's campaign of persecution against her own family. This new translation has an introduction by David Bellos which sets this work in its social, historical, and literary context.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192836687
Translator:
Raphael, Sylvia
Author:
Raphael, Sylvia
Author:
de Balzac, Honore
Author:
Bellos, David
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford England
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | France
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
19981119
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 illus.
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.57x5.08x.95 in. .74 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Cousin Bette" has been described as Balzac's last great novel and a key work in his "Comedie Humaine". Set in the prosperous Paris of Louis-Philippe, it is the story of a jealous woman's campaign of persecution against her own family.
"Synopsis" by , Cousin Bette (1846), long considered Balzac's last great novel, is a key work in his Comedie humaine. Grounded in a meticulous documentation of contemporary France, this tale is set in the prosperous Paris of Louis-Phillipe and details a jealous woman's campaign of persecution against her own family. This new translation has an introduction by David Bellos which sets this work in its social, historical, and literary context.
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