❂ La Cousine Bette kindle Epub ❆ Author Honoré de Balzac – Bassgrotto.co.uk

La Cousine Bette On Ne Marie Pas Aujourd Hui, Sans Dot, Une Fille Aussi Belle Que L Est Mademoiselle Hortense, Reprit Crevel C Est Comme Un Cheval De Luxe Qui Exige Trop De Soins Co Teux Pour Avoir Beaucoup D Acqu Reurs Vous Ne Pouvez, Dans La Situation O Vous Tes, Marier Votre Fille Que De Trois Mani Res Par Mon Secours, Vous N En Voulez Pas Et D Un En Trouvant Un Vieillard De Soixante Ans, Tr S Riche, Sans Enfants, Et Qui Voudrait En Avoir, C Est Difficile, Mais Cela Se Rencontre Et De Deux La Derni Re Mani Re Est La Plus Facile Lorsque, En 1846, Balzac Publie La Cousine Bette, Le Roman Doit Constituer Avec Le Cousin Pons Le Diptyque Des Parents Pauvres, L Un Et L Autre Accabl S D Injures Mais La Diff Rence De Pons, Qui Sera Le Vieux Musicien Plein De Coeur, D S L Origine La Cousine Bette Devait Voir La Vieille Fille Disgraci E Se Venger De Ses Douleurs, Ce Qu Elle Fera Jusqu La Ruine Des Siens Le Premier Projet S Est Cependant Largi Non Seulement Parce Que Les Amours Du Baron Hulot Vieillissant Font De La Cousine Bette Un Roman Rotique, Et La D Nonciation Des Affairistes Dans Le Paris De La Monarchie De Juillet Un Roman De L Argent, Mais Parce Que Balzac, Renouvelant Ses Habitudes Narratives Pour Mieux Rivaliser Avec Les Feuilletonistes, Crit L Un Livre D Action Un Livre Sombre, Aussi, Et Qui N Carte Ni Les Ressorts Ni Les Rebondissements Du Roman Noir.


10 thoughts on “La Cousine Bette

  1. says:

    This is a soap opera masquerading as a classic It has all the right ingredients A husband, a baron, who has spent all the family money on other women A wife who justifies acting like a doormat by saying it is religious feminine submission An in law who threatens to put the kybosh on any potential good match marriage for their dowry less but pretty and rather boring daughter Hortense if religious doormat doesn t sleep with him Cousin Bette, the protagonist of the story, who is the This is a soap opera masquerading as a classic It has all the right ingredients A husband, a baron, who has spent all the family money on other women A wife who justifies acting like a doormat by saying it is religious feminine submission An in law who threatens to put the kybosh on any potential good match marriage for their dowry less but pretty and rather boring da...


  2. says:

    Compelling and unsavory characters drew me into Honore de Balzac s Cousin Bette 1846 The main plot centers on Cousin Bette s revenge on her family however, all the stories which make up the novel are imbued by obsessions which drive the narrative to its dark end Much of how I described Balzac s earlier novel, Pere Goriot, holds true for Cousin Bette Balzac s impressively exhaustively detailed style is at work here The layers of detail allow readers to immerse themselves in early 19th ce Compelling and unsavory characters drew me into Honore de Balzac s Cousin Bette 1846 The main plot centers on Cousin Bette s revenge on her family however, all the stories which make up the novel are imbued by obsessions which drive the narrative to its dark end Much of how I described Balzac s earlier novel, Pere Goriot, holds true for Cousin Bette Balzac s impressively exhaustively detailed style is at work here The layers of detail allow readers to immer...


  3. says:

    SWEET LAND OF LIBERTINES If you fancy yourself a moralist, you may wanna skip this one As the undoubted precursor to playbook for modern day soap operas, Cousin Bette involves marital cruelty, sexual blackmail, spite filled revenge, prostitution, unconscionable adultery, women with irresistible sexual allure to men, men and women having a number of different sexua...


  4. says:

    Despite some narrative leaps and a reversal of fortune for several of the characters, I truly loved this novel It was a perfect, snowy weekend for such The pacing, except for the end, was sublime and supporte...


  5. says:

    This tale involves a byzantine plan of revenge by old maid Bette over the theft of a young sculptor she had designs for It was a great device for all the greedy aristocratic people to achieve their just deserts There is also a satisfying comic touch in the way her courtesan confidante is able to juggle four lovers and play them off against each other But the narrativ...


  6. says:

    I am no literary critic I will merely try and express what I experienced while reading this book I am glad I read it, but I admire the author s opusthan I enjoyed it Honestly, it was often a struggle It has a very slow start The book s narrator, after a third of the way through, states that only now will the story begin All that before had just been an introduction to the characters That introduction doesn t read as a normal introduction you are thrown into events that you scarce I am no literary critic I will merely try and express what I experienced while reading this book I am glad I read it, but I admire the author s opusthan I enjoyed it Honestly, it was often a struggle It h...


  7. says:

    My first Balzac I had the impression, somewhere, that I would have to sit through some dreary pompous horrorshow, perhaps pulpy purple prose with a plethora of prodigious penuries.But to be sure, I did get a horrorshow, but not the kind I expected Indeed, I had a great time once I fell into a certain kind of groove You know what I mean The kind that you get into when reading a good Stephen King novel, revving up with a huge cast of dispicable human beings whom you have a great time rooting f My first Balzac I had the impression, somewhere, that I would have to sit through some dreary pompous horrorshow, perhaps pulpy purple prose with a plethora of prodigious penuries.But to be sure, I did get a horrorshow, but not the kind I expected Indeed, I had a great time once I fell into a certain kind of groove You know what I mean The kind that you get into when reading a good Stephen King novel, revving up with a huge cast of dispicable human beings whom you have a great time rooting for their ultimate demises Hopefully with some supernatural beastie tormenting them to their dooms Or devils dragging them to suddenly opening graves Something like that.To think that this was considered one of the great REALIST novels By a realist novelist ...


  8. says:

    This is the third time I have read this late masterpiece of Balzac s and it got better with each reading There have been other novels mostly European about men who have ruined themselves for illicit love of other women, but Balzac s Baron Hector Hulot goes further than any of them At the beginning of Cousin Bette, he is at his apogee married to a loving woman, with two loving adult children and an incredible itch for what willing young women have to offer I will not say what happens This is the third time I have read this late masterpiece of Balzac s and it got better with each reading There have been other novels mostly European about men who have ruined themselves for illicit love of other women, but Balzac s Baron Hector Hulot goes further than any of them At the beginning of Cousin Bette, he is at his apogee married to a lovi...


  9. says:

    Spoilers Inside Sigh It is a shame to give only 3 stars to a book so eloquently written, but what will linger in my mind about Cousin Bette 30 years from now will most likely be the rotten taste it has left in my mouth, not the honey dipped words The first star was lost because I had to suffer through long sections of Balzac s rambling, misguided moralizing His sermons seem to cover all topics, from the high handed judgment of a variety of races to the merits of good breeding I like an a Spoilers Insi...


  10. says:

    Lisbeth Fischer is consumed with hatred for her cousin, Adeline Hulot Cousin Adeline has married a Baron and come up in the world, and Bette is the poor spinster relation, who has to work for part of her living and depends on the charity of the family for the remainder Cousin Adeline s husband, the Baron Hulot, is a despicable womanizer who ruins himself for love , uh make that lust Nothing to envy in Adeline s life at allI d have rather had the independence of Lisbeth, but then Lisbeth n Lisbeth Fischer is consumed with hatred for her cousin, Adeline Hulot Cousin Adeline has married a Baron and come up in the world, and Bette is the poor spinster relation, who has to work for part of her living and depends on the charity of the family for the remainder Cousin Adeline s husband, the Baron Hulot, is a despicable womanizer who ruins himself for love , uh make that lust Nothing to envy in Adeline s life at allI d have rather had the independence of Lisbeth, but then Lisbeth never bothers to enjoy her independence except in the ways that it gives her opportunity to take revenge and help to destroy her family.Balzac does s...