Publisher Description

The longest, without exception and one which contains hardly any passage that is not very nearly of his best, Illusions Perdues suffers, a little in point of composition from the mixture of the Angouleme scenes of its first and third parts with the purely Parisian interest of Un Grand Homme de Province. It is hardly possible to exaggerate the gain in distinctness and lucidity of arrangement derived from putting Les Deux Poetes and Eve et David together in one volume, and reserving the greatness and decadence of Lucien de Rubempre for another. It is distinctly awkward that this should be divided, as it is itself an enormous episode, a sort of Herodotean parenthesis, rather than an integral part of the story. In fact, it is an instance of the somewhat haphazard and arbitrary way in which the actual division of the Comedie has worked, that it should, dealing as it does wholly and solely with Parisian life, be put in the Scenes de la Vie de Province.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
1850
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
1024
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
622.9
KB

Customer Reviews

djmirk ,

Wow!

I have nothing much to say except that this is a great and complicated book. Balzac was a genius!

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