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E’ il lato courtisanee di Parigi che insinua la sua melma nei quartieri alti del Faubourg Saint Germain, che li obbliga a specchiarsi nel fango. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

Balzac suffered from health problems throughout his life, possibly due to his intense writing schedule. So what is this book about?

I plan also to read The Firm of Nucingen and Gobseck which are names that cropped up in this one and will form a more complete picture of the characters that people this book. He made me fall in love with French translations. The thing that got in the way of it all was the political details, the details of the court system, the details of other very boring things that bqlzac add ves the story in my opinion.

That’s part of the appeal of Balzac, of course, that he starts a simple story and then get’s carried away with something completely different — all of it part of that very big picture his multi-novel epic ultimately adds up to.

Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes

The world of prostitutes, res and murderers, the hulks and the prisons comprise a population of some sixty to eighty thousand individuals, male and female. Va bene il finale aperto ma qui manca tutto un pezzo. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lucien and Esther were neither one of them very appealing to drs. In these six conditions of life, the individual takes on an indelible character.


I’m going to seek out the other volumes in this multi-novel epic, and try to forget that I already know what happens to Lucien and Esther. He starts a simple story of a weak young man helped by an splendrurs, more experienced and cunning tutor and then it explodes into a multi-novel epic.

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Thomas rated it it was amazing Nov 04, But his edition of this novel, and its lack of apparatus, is just bad. Free download available at Project Gutenberg.

What Herrera aims at is to accumulate an estate worth a million francs, at courtiasnes point Lucien can marry Clotilde de Grandlieu and be made a marquis. Return to Book Page. Jul 16, Elizabeth Alaska rated it liked it Shelves: E posseggo i segreti di parecchi uomini. Ha un figlio unico, al quale vuoi lasciare tutte le sue sostanze, a discapito di Victorine. Psychoanalysis and feminism having destroyed that quaint illusion here the unconvincing character therefore is the harlot herself, along with her predecessor Coralie, girls who in appalling circumstances slip uneasily between the roles of naively-impulsive maidens and rapaciously vulgar tarts.

He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally splendeurx and fully human.

Rayner Heppenstall Translator, Introduction. It is not one of the happier visions of social relations, but it provides a fascinating glimpse into the upper class French society of times as well as insights into human character and behavior that still resonate today. Many of Balzac’s works have been made into films, and they continue to inspire other writers. External Websites Internet Archive – “The splendors and miseries of courtesans”. But Balzac cares little for such happiness, compressing the years they then spend as a happy couple into a single short chapter which he even describes as “boring” “since it describes four years of happiness” before getting down and dirty again.

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He is not “perfect”: An enthusiastic reader and independent thinker as a child, Balzac had trouble adapting himself to the teaching style of his grammar school. Nov 22, JuliAnna rated it really liked it Shelves: Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.

Everyone agrees that a man as rich as Nucingen “must not die unexpectedly”. Well worth a read. Balzac is quite unambiguous towards the end of the novel, when the older man’s love for the younger undoes him, though – again before the trivialization of human conduct and motivation by psychoanalysis etc – very delicately and touchingly.

High society, intrigues, love, more intrigues, bankers throwing fortunes on their passions, criminals patronizing poets, spies advising lovers and politicians, duchesses behaving like courtesans and professional prostitutes sacrificing their lives for aristocratic gigolos – this is all in the book.

His suicide, like Esther’s, is badly valzac.