Cousin Betty

By: Honore De Balzac
Published By: Double9 Books
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The novel La Cousine Bette, sometimes known as Cousin Bette, was written by French novelist Honoré de Balzac in 1846. It tells the tale of an unmarried middle-aged woman who plans to destroy her extended family and is set in the middle of the 19th century in Paris.Adeline Hulot is coerced into having an affair at the beginning of the book by a wealthy perfumer who wants her to date with Josépha Mirah, one of his favorite singers. The Baron has showered Mirah with money to the extent that he has borrowed considerably from his Uncle Johann. Unable to pay back the loan, the Baron arranges for Johann to work for the War Department in Algeria, with the understanding that Johann will be in a position to steal the borrowed funds.Josépha rejects Baron Hulot, telling him straight out that she has chosen another man due to his wealth.Uncle Johann is detained in Algeria and kills himself; the Baron is abruptly forced to resign; his brother, a well-known war hero, rescues him from prison; and he soon passes away in humiliation over the family scandal. The family is crushed by these constant setbacks, and Bette keeps her schemes hidden from them entirely.

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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: 426 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 935727006X
  • ISBN-13: 9789357270069
  • Item Weight: 511.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 23.4 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Contemporary Women, Fiction / Classics