Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. By the French author, who, along with Flaubert, is generally regarded as a founding-father of realism in European fiction.
His large output of works, collectively entitled The Human Comedy La Comedie Humaine , consists of 95 finished works stories, novels and essays and 48 unfinished works. His stories are an attempt to comprehend and depict the realities of life in con By the French author, who, along with Flaubert, is generally regarded as a founding-father of realism in European fiction. His stories are an attempt to comprehend and depict the realities of life in contemporary bourgeois France.
They are placed in a variety of settings, with characters reappearing in multiple stories. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published May 5th by Dodo Press first published More Details Original Title.
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jan 17, Roman Kurys rated it liked it. This was an ok story. In a way, if you are picking up Balzac, you probably know what to expect, and that is also the case with this novella. Characters: 3 I found it particularly interesting to read this story in the modern time, since you can just google everyone. Here we are spending our time with a few people who do not know one another, but are riding together in a carriage. Boasting begins and each person begins to build a web of lies as to who they are.
Their real personas are either enlarg This was an ok story.
Their real personas are either enlarged or replaced entirely by another one. This makes it funny, in a way.
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How far would a person go? Plot: 3 Very quickly we are riding in a carriage full of very important personages. I kept thinking about being able to just google what the famous person looks like or logically think about the possibility of a famous and wealth person riding a carriage, crammed into a small space with 5 others.
Its like believing Jeff Bezos flying coach. Setting: 2 Setting was ok. There was not much of a setting here, as you can imagine. Just typical surroundings, mansions and road in a carriage. This story was not about the setting. As Balzac likes to do, this story focused more on describing life as it was back in his days. Overall, if you enjoy classics, this is a fun story to read.
It does not take much time to finish and it is in many places very funny. A collection Scnes de la vie prive Scenes from Private Life came out in , and was well received: these were tales told with a journalistic eye which Balzac's literary output began with chronicles and sketches on widely varied social and artistic topics. A collection Scnes de la vie prive Scenes from Private Life came out in , and was well received: these were tales told with a journalistic eye which looked into the fabric of modern life and did not shun social and political realities.
Balzac had found a distinctive voice. Get A Copy. Published by Hard Press first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Honorine , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters.
Sort order. Mar 12, Beattie rated it it was ok Shelves: gutenberg-project , e-book , france , published , spring This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. If the French have as great an aversion for travelling as the English have a propensity for it, both English and French have perhaps sufficient reasons. We have hopefully gone past caring about nationalistic diatribes. Aug 20, Fazackerly Toast rated it liked it Shelves: fiction , foreign-language. I would happily watch them. Free download available at Project Gutenberg.
Dec 30, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: c19th , france , kindle. As to the story, this is one of those stubborn-adherence-to-a-strange-concept-of-nobility efforts. Still, it's cleverly done. The novel Honorine has been described as being about the difference between men's love and women's love.
It is one of Balzac's later works. Comtesse Honorine de Bauvan was married to the Comte at nineteen. She leaves him and is later abandoned by her lover when she becomes pregnant. She lives simply and earns money by making artificial flowers. What she doesn't know is that her husband is paying exorbitant prices for her work, thus supporting her while letting her think she is independent of him.
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A Woman of thirty. A forsaken lady. La Grenadiere. The Message. That was a tremendous effort, Edwin. Alas, the Wikipedia page doesn't have the handy list of translations that the Rougon-Macquart page has, and Balzac was so prolific I haven't made much progress on this project. I might have more time over the weekend to do some research. Echoing Rebecca's "Wow! We could even start a library of reference pages on the works of every author we feature in this group. I guess I'm volunteering to do the work if there's any interest here.