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by Honore De Balzac,1st World Library,1stworld Library

  • ISBN: 1421824272
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Honore De Balzac,1st World Library,1stworld Library
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
  • Other formats: lrf mbr lrf lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society (November 2, 2006)
  • Pages: 168 pages
  • FB2 size: 1323 kb
  • EPUB size: 1168 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
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Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society (2 November 2006).

Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society (2 November 2006).

A Daughter of Eve. by Honoré de Balzac. There's no description for this book yet. Published November 2, 2006 by 1st World Library - Literary Society.

The Comtesse de Granville loved her daughters sufficiently to wish to make them angels after the pattern of Marie Alacoque, but the poor girls themselves would have preferred a less virtuous and more amiable mother. This education bore its natural fruits. Religion, imposed as a yoke and presented under its sternest aspect, wearied with formal practice these innocent young hearts, treated as sinful.

Balzac, Honoré De, 1799-1850. Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. At head of title: Honoré de Balzac; translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley A daugh. ter of Ev. A commission in lunacy. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

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A Daughter of Eve (1895) by Honoré de Balzac, translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley. Original French title: "Une Fille d'Eve". First published 1839, included as part of La Comédie humaine; translation published in 1895. 184683A Daughter of EveHonoré de BalzacKatharine Prescott Wormeley1895. Chapter I: THE TWO MARIES. by Honore de Balzac. Translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley). Project Gutenberg Etext of A Daughter of Eve by Honore de Balzac This file should be named doeve10. Please note: neither this list nor its contents are final till midnight of the last day of the month of any such announcement. The official release date of all Project Gutenberg Etexts is at Midnight, Central Time, of the last day of the stated month.

In one of the finest houses of the rue Neuve des Mathurins, at half past eleven at night, two young women were sitting before the fireplace of a boudoir hung with blue velvet of that tender shade, with shimmering reflections, which French industry has lately learned to fabricate. Over the doors and windows were draped soft folds of blue cashmere, the tint of the hangings, the work of one of those upholsterers who have just missed being artists. A silver lamp studded with turquoise, and suspended by chains of beautiful workmanship, hung from the centre of the ceiling.

In one of the finest houses of the rue Neuve-des-Mathurins, at half-past eleven at night, two young women were sitting before the fireplace of a boudoir hung with blue velvet of that tender shade, with shimmering reflections, which French industry has lat
Reviews about A Daughter of Eve (5):
Altad
Yes, this was written by a writer who is considered at the top of the heap, but you have to be able to read about shallow, boring characters and delve for the writer's message under all that self-involved behavior. I advise those with more sophisticated tastes to read this.
Ishnjurus
This tales is proof that across the ages, while technologies evolve people remain the same! I appreciate that the author was able to convey his point without carrying his story into unnecessary sensationalism.
Jarortr
Quite readable despite its age. Perhaps a little heavy handed on the moralizing, which however was part of books that sold well in that era. Worth reading for the working out of the downfalls of ordinary weak persons.
Sadaron above the Gods
I continue to be enchanted by Balzac's observation of life and his fantastically detailed scene-setting. This book is part of his masterful La Comedie Humaine and destined to be one of my favorites.

Starting with the rigid, religious upbringing of two sisters whose every youthful inclination is damped down by an odious mother, the reader follows these innocents as they marry and are exposed to a social milieu of which they never dreamed, much less encountered.

Portraits of conniving women, duplicitous men and general all-round scheming are part of the plot; we watch as one sister embarks on a self-destructive flirtation with a somewhat pretentious "bad-boy" character. People's feelings, motivations and feelings are examined under a microscope and presented for the reader's edification.

We witness women's manipulations, subterfuge, revenge, shallow relationships and coquetry. We see characters being set up for a fall as they get drawn farther into the web of play-acting and deceit. The characters are described with remarkable insight. One of my favorite quotes seemed to sum up the story's intent: "A violent and successful passion takes a great deal of space in an ordinary life."
Adrietius
A beautifully told tale of characters and motivations in relationships. Reading this is like watching a graceful and elegant play. It even has a happy ending.

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