The Lesser Bourgeoisie

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776539370
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The Lesser Bourgeoisie from the Author: Honore de Balzac. Throughout his entire literary career, French writer Honore de Balzac was fascinated by the many ways in which social class can impact the trajectory of a life. In the early novel The Lesser Bourgeoisie, an ambitious young lawyer named Theodose de la Peyrade tries every trick in the book to ingratiate himself with the affluent Thuillier family -- and finds his integrity threatened along the way.

The Lesser Bourgeoisie Classic Reprint

Author: Honore de Balzac
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ISBN: 9781331639503
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The Lesser Bourgeoisie Classic Reprint from the Author: Honore de Balzac. Excerpt from The Lesser Bourgeoisie Here, madame, is one of those books which come into the mind, whence no one knows, giving pleasure to the author before he can foresee what reception the public, our great present judge, will accord to it. Feeling almost certain of your sympathy in my pleasure, I dedicate the book to you. Ought it not to belong to you as the tithe formerly belonged to the Church in memory of God, who makes all things bud and fruit in the fields and in the intellect? A few lumps of clay, left by Moliere at the feet of his colossal statue of Tartuffe, have here been kneaded by a hand more daring than able; but, at whatever distance I may be from the greatest of comic writers, I shall still be glad to have used these crumbs in showing the modern hypocrite in action. The chief encouragement that I have had in this difficult undertaking was in finding it apart from all religious questions, - questions which ought to be kept out of it for the sake of one so pious as yourself; and also because of what a great writer has lately called our present "indifference in matters of religion." May the double signification of your names be for my book a prophecy! Deign to find here the respectful gratitude of him who ventures to call himself the most devoted of your servants. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Lesser Bourgeoisie

Author: Erotica, nude, nudes, Erotic Photography, Erotic Stories
Publisher: Erotic Stories Publishing
ISBN: 1102831026
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The Lesser Bourgeoisie from the Author: Erotica, nude, nudes, Erotic Photography, Erotic Stories.

History Of Modern France

Author: Emile Bourgeois
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107684099
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History Of Modern France from the Author: Emile Bourgeois. Originally published in 1919, as part of the Cambridge Historical Series, this book forms the first of two volumes on the history of France between 1815 and 1913. The volumes cover the key events in French history during the period, drawing attention to various aspects of the nation's complicated political evolution. The first volume begins with the Bourbon Restoration and finishes with the coup d'état of Louis-Napoléon; the second volume begins with the early years of the Second Empire and moves through to the Democratic Republic. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in French history and the modernisation of France.

Royalists Radicals And Les Mis Rables

Author: Eric Martone
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443868574
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Royalists Radicals And Les Mis Rables from the Author: Eric Martone. The year of 1832 marked a turning point in France as the country struggled to find its way in the wake of the French Revolution. Following the Revolution of 1830, Legitimists, supporters of the recently ousted Bourbon dynasty’s claim to the throne, continued to plot against King Louis-Philippe and his “July Monarchy.” In early 1832, after failing to launch a coup in Southern France, Legitimists plotted an unsuccessful uprising in the Vendée, a region in Western France that had supported the royalist cause during the French Revolution. The Duchesse de Berry led the rebellion in the hopes of placing her son, the Bourbon heir, on the French throne. The revolt marked the last attempt by the Bourbons to retake the throne by force and helped solidify the end of the Bourbon dynasty. During the cholera outbreak, which also spread throughout France in 1832, lower income areas suffered higher losses to the disease, for they were more likely to have contaminated water supplies. The lower classes spread rumors that the outbreak was an elitist plot to subdue the masses and the epidemic exacerbated class tensions. Meanwhile, conditions in France continued to be characterized by violence during the early 1830s as Louis-Philippe attempted to establish his regime’s authority. The most significant of these uprisings was the republican-dominated June Revolution of 1832. Victor Hugo and other contemporaries perceived the barricades of June as natural extensions of the cholera epidemic, or the “political continuation of a biological crisis.” The sad fate of the uprising, however, prompted republicans to regroup and develop new strategies for success. As a whole, then, 1832 helped solidify the end of the Bourbon monarchy and class identities, and was a crucial moment in the (re)organization and growing solidification of French republicanism that paved the way for the Revolution of 1848. This edited collection examines these three pivotal events in French history in 1832—a royal Legitimist uprising led by the Duchesse de Berry, the cholera epidemic, and the June Revolution (featured in the climax of Hugo’s novel, Les Misérables)—within the context of the legacy of the French Revolution. While the events of 1832 are significant, they have been relatively ignored because scholars have been distracted by the Revolutions of 1830 and 1848. This collection is the first piece of scholarship to examine these three events in an interconnected pattern to better examine France as it transitioned from a monarchy to a republic. As a result, this collection will be of value to both historians and academics studying diverse subfields within French and European studies.

The Petty Bourgeois

Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434491331
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The Petty Bourgeois from the Author: Honoré de Balzac. Included in this volume is the first part of the novel "The Petty Bourgeois."