Cousin Bette (Revised)

Cousin Bette (Revised)

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Author/Contributor(s): de Balzac, Honoré ; Raine, Kathleen ; Prose, Francine
Publisher: Modern Library
Date: 02/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
"Bette is a wronged soul; and when her passion does break, it is, as Balzac says, sublime and terrifying," wrote V. S. Pritchett. A late masterpiece in Balzac's La Comédie Humaine, Cousin Bette is the story of a Vosges peasant who rebels against her scornful upper-class relatives, skillfully turning their selfish obsessions against them. The novel exemplifies what Henry James described as Balzac's "huge, all-compassing, all-desiring, all-devouring love of reality."