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Colonel Chabert
     

Colonel Chabert

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by Honore de Balzac
 

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Balzac's character Chabert--thought killed in the Napoleonic wars-- returns to find his wife remarried, his pension gone, and everything changed. Chabert employs a young lawyer named Derville to negotiate recompense, but, unknown to Chabert, Derville also represents Chabert's former wife. As Derville plays the game of law and intrigue, we see why Balzac himself saw

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Balzac's character Chabert--thought killed in the Napoleonic wars-- returns to find his wife remarried, his pension gone, and everything changed. Chabert employs a young lawyer named Derville to negotiate recompense, but, unknown to Chabert, Derville also represents Chabert's former wife. As Derville plays the game of law and intrigue, we see why Balzac himself saw post-Revolutionary politics as plagued with corruption. 128 pp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605017341
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
235 KB

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"Balzac...worked out in his mind to the last detail, his vast structural design of the multifarious forms of human society."
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Meet the Author

Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) was born in Tours. By the time of his death, he had written over one hundred novels, novellas, and plays, all the while working as a journalist. Colonel Chabert is one of the "Scenes from Private Life," which is a part of Balzac's well-known life-long project, La Comedie Humaine.

Carol Cosman has translated works by Albert Camus and René Daumal, among others.

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Colonel Chabert 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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