The Physiology Of Marriage And Pierre Grassou

Author: Honore De Balzac
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596057092
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The Physiology Of Marriage And Pierre Grassou from the Author: Honore De Balzac. Who is the husband who can now sleep quietly beside his young and pretty consort, after learning that at least three bachelors are on the lookout to rob him; that, if they have not already encroached upon his property, they regard his bride as their legitimate prey, who, sooner or later, will fall victim to them, whether by force, by ruse, or by her own free will, and that it is impossible that, some day, they will not be victorious!-from "Meditation IV: On the Virtuous Woman""I am not deep," Honor de Balzac is reported have quipped, "but very wide." His satiric width is on full display in The Physiology of Marriage, a sociological essay on matrimony masquerading as a novel... or is it a novel masquerading as a sociological essay on matrimony? Bold and cynical-or so his contemporaries perceived-this 1829 work is startling modern in its spirit and approach, a dryly witty expose of the underlying tensions of the enduring battle of the sexes.Also in this volume: Balzac's short tale "Pierre Grassou," an 1840 story about a terrible painter who uses marriage to the daughter of a wealthy art collector as a stepping stone to success.French writer HONOR DE BALZAC (1799-1850) is generally credited with the invention of realism in fiction, and his novels are considered among the greatest ever written in any language. His grand La Com die Humaine consists of a vast array of novels and short stories depicting French society of his time, among them Louis Lambert (1832), Les Illusions perdues (1837), and La Cousine Bette (1847).

Pierre Grassou

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776539176
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Pierre Grassou from the Author: Honore de Balzac. This short story is part of the Scenes of Paris Life section of Honore de Balzac's epic masterpiece The Human Comedy. Pierre Grassou is an artist who has many of the attributes necessary for success -- but lacks that spark of creativity. Rather than painting original works, he begins painting copies of the great masterworks. Sure, it's financially lucrative, but will it be enough to allow Grassou to find happiness?

Il Capolavoro Sconosciuto

Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: Bur
ISBN: 8858605268
Size: 16.64 MB
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Il Capolavoro Sconosciuto from the Author: Honoré de Balzac. L’arte è il teatro dell’umano. Nei suoi eventi e nei suoi episodi sono esaltate le motivazioni, i sentimenti, le prove e le scoperte della vita di tutti gli uomini e di tutti i giorni. Ma cos’è la libertà dell’artista, si domanda Balzac? Una specie di etichetta, di marchio di qualità assegnato una volta per tutte? O, piuttosto, l’orlo del più rischioso dei precipizi? e e non moina di puttanella”.