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Nevertheless, I digress away from the book, which is historical fiction and a pivotal point, according to experts, in Balzac’s career.

Le sous-titre est explicite: Retrieved from ” https: Lengthy descriptions of the cjouans are interrupted constantly by tangents explaining the history of Brittany and its people.

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

Although in he discussed traveling to western France to write the book, it was never written. Thank goodness I now have a Kindle and can download Balzac from manybooks. He serves France, and he fights according to his code of honour.

Perhaps it is the natural struggle of the good and the evil principle in which all creatures live here below. There is a lot of plot to this. The beginning was promising because I had never read much, if anything about the resistance to the French Revolution amongst the folks in the countryside…known as the Chuoans. Be prepared for every character, place, and group in this book to be referred to by multiple names, even in the same paragraph.


No trivia or quizzes yet. After her mother went into a nunnery to absolve her shame and then died, her father the marquis took her in and left her money in his Will.

And the man tries to guess the secrets of “the mysterious woman in whom everything is a trap for the soul, a trap for the senses. Breton peasants became Chouans to defend monarchy. But with Les Chouans that changed. Papibook added it Dec 13, Lists with This Book.

The Chouans, by Honoré de Balzac

Alain Vanzo adapted it into an opera, premiered in Avignon in View all 8 comments. The book is fast-paced and an extraordinary read and highly memorable. So off goes Marie, makes up with Montauran and confesses that yes, she is the illegitimate daughter of the Marquis de Vermeuill and has been forced by circumstances to fend for herself.

One of many passages of glorious genius Sep 12, Nawar rated it liked it. Imprudently she then married Danton, dee of Robespierre, but had to embark on her life of intrigue when he died leaving her again penniless.

The man who pledged her so much love must have heard the odious jests that were cast upon her and stood there silently a witness of the infamy she had been made to endure.


Nov 08, Rhonda added it Shelves: Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well; the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This page was last edited on 22 Augustat I had the great fortune to stop by my local bookstore the day after they had received a number of books from an estate sale.

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He arranges for her to receive a letter purporting to be a love-letter from Montauran to Mme de Gua. Manon marked it as to-read Nov 04, Feb 18, Alina Maria Ciobanu rated it really liked it. Because Montaigu or Capulet, Chouans or Republicans, would there be beautiful love stories if the lovers had easiness to live their love?

I had expected the type of psychological and sociological analysis at which Balzac excels of the Breton peasants who participated in the Chouan Rebellion against the new Republic created by the French Revolution. When he finished school, Balzac was apprenticed as a legal clerk, but he turned his back on law after wearying of its inhumanity and banal routine.