La Vieille Fille / Le Cabinet Des Antiques

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  • Title: La Vieille Fille / Le Cabinet Des Antiques
  • Author: Honoré de Balzac
  • ISBN: 9782080704818
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback

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  1. The Old Maid La Vieille Fille , the first book in The Jealousies of a Country Town, is a wonderful portrait of society in a country town.Rose, the old maid of the title, is past forty when the story opens She is a wealthy heiress living with her uncle, the Abbe de Sponde, in an old house in Alencon The Chevalier de Valois, at nearly sixty, is a survivor of the ancient regime His rival for Rose s hand, M du Bousquier Croisier , is also an older man The young man in the picture is Athanase Granson [...]


  2. The English title for this work is The Old Maid It is available as an ebook on kindle or free from Gutenberg The Old Maid is a great introduction to the work of early 19th century French author Honore de Balzac It is part of his extensive Comedie Humane collection It s other part title The jealousies of a country town gives a hint as to the story The old maid Mlle Cormon is around forty years old and rich, an heiress to her uncle the Abbe in the town of Alencon Mlle Cormon has devoted herself to [...]


  3. I love the beginning of this story, The Old Maid It s one of Balzac s longer tales of village life, which gives him the opportunity to really develop his characters and the Chevalier de Valois is a delight He is a member of what the British used to call the genteel poor that is, he has a title, but no money He lives frugally as the tenant of a washerwoman so his linen is clean but still maintains a place in society, and so is able to eat out every night, play cards, and be agreeable to everyone [...]


  4. Rivalries or The Jealousies of a Country Town, like many of Balzac s larger novels of the late 1830s early 1840s, is actually a sort of omnibus of novellas originally published separately and later grouped together as he restructured the entire Comedie See also Parisians in the Country, The Celibates, Lost Illusions, A Harlot High and Low This can be confusing, especially if the grouped fictions don t necessarily relate to one another directly, though arguably all of B s fictions do interrelate [...]


  5. Although you won t feel like settling down in Alen on, where the novel takes place, this book is definitely worth the week, or day, or month, or whatever it will take you it is pretty short.If you haven t yet read Balzac, this is definitely a good place to start It has Balzac s social irony, brilliant psychological insight and of course his odd, genial, eccentric style.If you ve been waiting to marry, you might also consider reading this book And if you re against pre marital sex, I advise you h [...]


  6. The French original of this novel of provincial manners, politics and s was among the one or two I make it a point to read each year I much enjoyed Balzac s style, its combination of acute observation of human behavior and humorous satire The English title is The Old Maid, which I downloaded gratis from the Gutenberg project and used on my iPhone as a help and adjunct wherever needed That worked out very well.


  7. The Jealousies of a Country Town consists of two books An Old Maid and The Collection of Antiquities See the individual titles.


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