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E’ il lato oscuro di Parigi che insinua la sua melma nei quartieri alti del Faubourg Saint Germain, che li obbliga a specchiarsi nel fango. The novel is chock-full of keen insight into human nature, society, the politics of power I didn’t find out until I was well into this book that it is actually part of a series, so I feel that I missed out on a deeper level of meaning that exists for people who read the books in order.

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It’s tough for her — she tries her best but she’s a whore at heart and “her body contradicted her soul at every turn” — but she does what she has to. The initial descriptions of the boarding house almost did me in.

In truth, the first two volumes describing the organizational workings of Parisian balzacc read rather slowly. Balzac’s writing, even at its messiest, it’s never less than forceful.

Apr 06, Marija rated it really liked it Shelves: Re-reading him, I become aware how I have changed in the intervening time.

A Harlot High and Low

Many of Balzac’s works have been made into films, and they continue to inspire other writers. Now, I don’t need a doctoral thesis for every introduction to a Classic; but I really don’t need a scholarly preface from a smug novelist who name-drops three of his own books in the space of a dozen pages, has difficulty threading a coherent thought in one end of a ef and out the other, tries to pass off achingly false modesty as candor, and and this is a function of Time and the currents of political correctness, yes, but resorts to denial and becomes aggressively apologetic for the possible homosexuality of one of Balzac’s most galzac characters.


Some appear more frequently than others do; yet they are never the same. Many of Balzac’s works have been made into films, cpurtisanes they continue to inspire other writers.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That being said, it was still an engrossing read.

He tells his interrogator everything, including Vautrin’s true identity. What Herrera aims at is to accumulate an estate worth a million francs, at which point Lucien can marry Clotilde de Grandlieu and be made a marquis.

It would need a miracle for such a writeer to produce a single book of his own, just as it needs a miracle for a pure and noble love to blossom in the heart of a courtesan. Unsourced material may musres challenged and removed. A novel meant to be about prostitution, with a courtesan or harlot in the title, manages to dispense with her services for its entire final part: Esther was known as the Torpedo, and, yes, she’s the harlot of the title.

Les Secrets de la princesse de Cadignan. Like all the greatest art there’s always bbalzac new. Misrea realize this is intended to portray a section of society at that time, as part of The Human Comedy he was compiling, but it irritated me.

It was invented not inherited. Rosa Attab rated it it was courtisanss Nov 22, In one area, however, Balzac’s world is startlingly recognizable – that revolving around the activities of the financier Baron Nucingen, of which the author has this to say, for example: Charles Dickens, English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era.

Commonreader rated it it was amazing Apr 07, When he finished school, Balzac mises apprenticed as a legal clerk, but he turned his back on law after wearying of its inhumanity and banal routine. Someone please retranslate this soon? The French language was one of the five major Romance languages to develop from Vulgar Latin as vourtisanes result of the Roman occupation of western Europe. He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human.


But she is merely a pawn in the hands of criminal masterminds courtisahes whose apex is Vautrin, the Satanic genius at the heart of the story. But, once Balzac started developing the characters and their relationships, I became hooked.

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During that time she led a life of a vampire and should have succumbed to serious depression — think about vitamin D deficiency among other things…also the obsession of the rich old banker with a prostitute was presented a bit over the top. Modern reformers write wooly, long-drawn, nebulous treatises, miares philanthropic novels; but the thief acts!

Bob Dylan, American folksinger who moved from folk to rock music in the s, infusing the lyrics of…. It’s been said that throughout his work, about three thousand characters circulate within his novels.

Afterwards he regrets what he has done and hangs himself in his cell.

Thank you for your feedback. Parece com um conto policial mal costurado. The deception, corruption, and trickery, at every level of society are brilliantly displayed, often almost off-hand, in casual conversation bslzac everyone expects nothing different.

I had invested enough time that I wouldn’t give it up, but I was sorely tempted. May 25, Nick Tramdack rated it it was amazing. By the time the story reached the last or mixres pages, I cared so little for the main character that I didn’t really care what happened.

Balzac mi ha stregata. 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.

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