La cousine Bette (Le Livre de Poche - Classiques)

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523pages. poche. broché. Enfant, Lisbeth tenta d'arracher le nez de sa cousine, Adeline. L'une était belle et l'autre laide. La jalousie redouble quand Adeline épouse le baron Hulot d'Ervy, un libertin, mais le frère d'un maréchal de France. Reléguée au fond d'un salon Empire défraîchi, cette parente pauvre va ourdir une terrible vengeance. Ayant ccmmencé sa vie en vraie chèvre affamée, elle la finit en lionne, après avoir ruiné sa cousine, sa nièce Hortense, un jeune et talentueux sculpteur polonais. Jamais Balzac n'a aussi bien campé le vice et la vertu, l'art et la finance. Dernière oeuvre avec Le Cousin Pons, son pendant, La Cousine Bette est le chant du cygne d'un Balzac génial qui lui aussi se ruina pour l'amour de l'art et des femmes.

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The story of the Hulot family. Risen to eminence under Napoleon I, their aristocratic values leave them vulnerable in the money-ridden bourgeois Paris of the 1840s. It is also the story of Bette herself, the poor relation whose patient malice finally leads to their destruction.

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A prolific writer, Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) is generally regarded, along with Gustave Flaubert, as a founding father of realism in European literature, and as one of France's greatest fiction writers.

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