Cousin Bette (Poor Relations, Book 1)

Cousin Bette (Poor Relations, Book 1)

Honoré de Balzac, Marion Crawford, Olivia McCannon


terrible, simple spinster Bette is pressured to outlive at the condescending patronage of her socially more advantageous relations in Paris: her attractive, saintly cousin Adeline, the philandering Baron Hulot and their daughter Hortense. Already deeply green with envy in their wealth, while Bette learns that the fellow she is in love with plans to marry Hortense, she turns into ate up via the will to precise her revenge and dedicates herself to the destruction of the Hulot family members, plotting their break with sufferer, silent malice. Cousin Bette is a gripping story of violent jealousy, sexual ardour and treachery, and an excellent portrayal of the greedy, bourgeois society of 1840s Paris. The fruits of the Comédie humaine, Balzac's epic chronicle of his instances, it really is one in every of his maximum triumphs as a novelist.

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