History of the Thirteen (Penguin Classics)

History of the Thirteen (Penguin Classics)

Honoré de Balzac


Passionate and perceptive, the 3 brief novels that make up Balzac's heritage of the 13 are involved partly with the actions of a wealthy, robust, sinister and unscrupulous mystery society in nineteenth-century France. whereas the deeds of 'The 13' stay usually within the historical past, although, the person novels are curious about exploring numerous varieties of wish. a sad love tale, Ferragus depicts a wedding destroyed by way of suspicion, revelation and false impression. The Duchess de Langeais explores the soreness that effects whilst a society coquette attempts to seduce a heroic ex-soldier, whereas the lady with the Golden Eyes bargains a frank attention of hope and sexuality. jointly, those works offer a company and engaging origin for Balzac's many later portrayals of Parisian existence in his nice novel-cycle The Human Comedy.

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