Cousin Bette.

  • 557 Pages
  • 2.67 MB
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Roberts Brothers , Boston
SeriesHalf-title: The comedy of human life ... Scenes from Parisian life
ContributionsWormeley, Katharine Prescott, tr.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.B22 Cub
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 557 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6932229M
LC Control Number03024481
OCLC/WorldCa6928180

Cousin Bette book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Poor, plain spinster Bette is compelled to survive on the condescendi /5. “Bette is a wronged soul; and when her passion does break, Cousin Bette.

book is, as Balzac says, sublime and terrifying,” wrote V. Pritchett. 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 Cited by: Cousin Bette by Balzac, Honoreà  de and a Cousin Bette.

book selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Cousin Bette is a gripping tale of violent jealousy, sexual passion and treachery, and a brilliant portrayal of the grasping, bourgeois society of s Paris.

The culmination of the Comédie humaine, Balzac's epic chronicle of his times, it is 4/4(4). 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 n: 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 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 the Fischer brothers.

Hailed as the father of the naturalist novel, French author and playwright Honoré de Balzac left a legacy of treasured literary works that include Père Goriot and Cousin Bette. The daughter of a wealthy but miserly man, Eugénie Grandet falls in love with her penniless cousin, Charles.

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La Cousine Bette (French pronunciation: Cousin Bette) is an novel by French author Honoré de in midth century Paris, it tells the story of an unmarried middle-aged woman who plots the destruction of her extended family.

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.

Free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. By Honore de Balzac. A late masterpiece in Balzac's La Comédie Humaine, Cousin Bette is the story of a Vosges peasant who rebels. With Margaret Tyzack, Thorley Walters, Helen Mirren, Ursula Howells.

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A poor and homely spinster, who feels she's been walked on all her life, teams up with a scheming courtesan to wreak elaborate revenge on her rich and handsome relatives/10(). La cousine Bette. English Title: Cousin Betty Language: English: LoC Class: PQ: Language and Literatures: Romance literatures: French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese: Subject: Didactic fiction Subject: French fiction -- Translations into English Subject: Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Category: Text: EBook-No.

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). The Cousin Bette Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.

reading this book. Aversion to such characters as Valerie, Baron Hector Hulot, and Crevel is understandable, because this is the main idea of. Cousin Bette () is considered to be Balzac's last great novel, and a key work in his Human Comedy. Set in the Paris of the s and s, it is a complex tale of the devastating effect of violent jealousy and sexual passion.

Against a meticulously detailed backdrop of a post-Napoleonic France struggling with massive industrial and economic change, Balzac's 4/5(1). Buy a cheap copy of La cousine Bette book by Honoré de Balzac. Vividly bringing to life the rift between the old world and the new, Cousin Bette is an incisive study of vengeance, and the culmination of The Human Comedy.

Free shipping over $Cited by: The Cousin Bette Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography. Cousin Betty - audiobook Honoré de BALZAC ( - ), translated by Ellen MARRIAGE ( - ) Cousin Betty (La Cousine Bette), published in serial format inwas one of the last and.

Cousin Betty (La Cousine Bette), published in serial format inwas 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. “Bette is a wronged soul; and when her passion does break, it is, as Balzac says, sublime and terrifying,” wrote V. Pritchett.

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. Cousin Bette is the old maid of the family, and her lover is a sculptor and Polish refugee named Count Steinbock. The attachment between them is that of. While Cousin Bette is an astute, and, at times, propagandistic, analysis of French social history, the novel is also a compelling portrayal of human, historical passions, particularly of desire and vengeance.

Hulot is the consummate slave to Eros, responsible for all the woe his family and comrades endure. 26 EBook Plurilingua Publishing This practical and insightful reading guide offers a complete summary and analysis of Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac.

It provides a thorough exploration of the novel's plot, characters and main themes, as well as an examination of Balzac's realism and his depiction of the power of money.

La Cousine Bette (English: Cousin Betty or 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. Francine Prose’s most recent novel, Blue Angel, was a National Book Award finalist.

A contributing editor at Harper’s magazine, she writes for many publications, “It is about your marriage,” Cousin Bette whispered in the ear of her young cousin Hortense, without seeming to be in the least offended by the way in which the Brand: International Alliance Pro-Publishing, LLC.

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Le Cousin Pons (French pronunciation: [lə kuzɛ̃ pɔ̃s]) is one of the last of the 94 works of Honoré de Balzac’s Comédie humaine, which are in novel and short story form.

Begun in as a novella or long-short story, it was envisaged as one part of a diptych, Les Parents pauvres (The Poor Relations), the other part of which was La Cousine Bette (Cousin Bette).Author: Honoré de Balzac.

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/5(35). Honore de Balzac's classic book of revenge and passion in which the title character Bette plots the destruction of various men including her cousin-in-law, Baron Hector Hulot.

Bette enlists the help of Valérie, an unhappily married young woman, to seduce Hulot, destroy his life, and take his family's fortune. Acclaimed theater director Des McAnuff made his feature-film directorial debut with this period comedy-drama adapted from Honore de Balzac's novel La 41%.

Cousin Bette is a poor and lonely seamstress, who, after the death of her prominent and wealthy sister, tries to ingratiate herself into lives of her brother-in-law, Baron Hulot, and her niece, Hortense Hulot.

Failing to do so, she instead finds solace and company in a handsome young sculptor she saves from starvation. Cousin Bette () is considered to be Balzac's last great novel, and a key work in his Human Comedy.

Set in the Paris of the s and s, it is a complex tale of the devastating effect of violent jealousy and sexual passion/5(K).Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac, Marion Ayton Crawford Cousine Bette () was one of the last and greatest of Balzac s novels.

By the time he wrote it he had already created in his monumental novel-series, The Human Comedy, a whole world of people on whom to draw for characters; he had also acquired a mastery of compelling Edition: Reprint.