Cousin Bette

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Cousine Bette (1847) was one of the last and greatest of Balzac’s novels. By the time he wrote it he had already created in his monumental novel-series, The Human Comedy, a whole world of people on whom to draw for characters; he had also acquired a mastery of compelling narrative. Cousin Bette is the story of the Hulot family: risen to eminence under Napoleon I, their ari….Read More

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