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Colonel Chabert

By: Honore De Balzac
Published By: Double9 Books
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French author Honoré de Balzac wrote a novella titled Le Colonel Chabert in 1832. It is a part of his La Comédie Humaine novella series (The Human Comedy). In the story, French society during the Restoration and July Monarchy is shown and parodied.A prostitute named Rose Chapotel is married to Colonel Chabert. Napoleon Bonaparte then holds Colonel Chabert in high regard as a French cavalry officer. Chabert was gravely wounded during the Battle of Eylau (1807), and his death and burial are listed with the other French casualties. He does, however, manage to escape his tomb and is then given medical attention by the villagers in the area. He requires several years to fully recover. When he gets back to Paris, he learns that his widow has wed the ascetic Count Ferraud and sold all of Chabert's belongings. He engages Derville, a lawyer, to help him get his money back and his honor after they were wrongfully handed away as an inheritance.Derville, who also represents Countess Ferraud, cautions Chabert against accepting the Countess's offer of a settlement bribe. Chabert ultimately leaves empty-handed and spends the rest of his days in a mental institution.

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Honore De Balzac

Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and dramatist who lived from 1799 to 1850. One of the most significant writers of the 19th century, he is regarded as such. Many people believe La Comédie Humaine, his masterwork, to be his finest work. His mother was Anne-Charlotte-Laure Sallambier, and his father was Bernard-François Balssa. He was the Balzacs' second child. Honoré Balzac spent his first two years of life living with a wet nurse after being abandoned as a newborn. From the age of 10, Balzac attended the Oratorian grammar school in Vendôme. "Look at the beautiful ones we sent the academy back!" was how his grandma put it. On a bridge over the River Loire, he attempted suicide. Balzac wrote El Verdugo shortly after his father died. It is the story of a 30-year-old man who kills his father (Balzac was 30 years old at the time). This was Honoré de Balzac's first piece of work. After courting her for five years, Balzac wed Countess Eve de Balzac (formerly Countess Haska) in Ukraine in 1850. On Sunday, August 18, 1850, five months after his wedding, Balzac died in the company of his mother; Eve de Balzac (previously Countess Haska) having retired to bed. Balzac is buried in Paris' Père Lachaise Cemetery.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 70 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356569088
  • ISBN-13: 9789356569089
  • Item Weight: 84g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.35 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics