Synopses & Reviews
Raine's 1948 translation of Balzac's passionate tale of vengeance, immorality, and noble sacrifice was published in Britain on the centennial of Cousin Bette's original publication. This edition also includes newly commissioned endnotes.
During the 1840s, a bourgeois Parisian family is brought to ruin by the machinations of an embittered spinster.
About the Author
, the renowned British translator, poet, critic, and editor, was recently awarded the distinguished title of Comman-deur de lOrdre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.
Francine Proses most recent novel, Blue Angel, was a 2000 National Book Award finalist. A contributing editor at Harpers magazine, she writes for many publications, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.