Cousin Bette

Author(s): Honore de Balzac

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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.


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Honore de Balzac was born in Tours in 1799 to a bourgeouis family. His first success with writing came with the publication of Les Chouans in 1829 which was followed by a vast collection of novels and short stories of which Cousin Bette, first published in 1847, is one of the chief novels. He died in 1850 only a few months after his marriage to the Polish countess Evelina Hanska, with whom he had conducted a romantic correspondence for 18 years. Marion Crawford translated two other titles for Penguin; Old Goriot and Eugenie Grandet before her death in 1973.

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  • : 9780140441604
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.324
  • : January 1973
  • : 202mm X 126mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Honore de Balzac
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 843.7
  • : 464