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Publication Date: 2004
Balzac, Honoré de
Cousin Bette (1846), long considered Balzac's last great novel, is a key work in his Comedie humaine. Grounded in a meticulous documentation of contemporary France, this tale is set in the prosperous Paris of Louis-Phillipe and details a jealous woman's campaign of persecution against her ownfamily. This new translation has an introduction by David Bellos which sets this work in its social, historical, and literary context.Balzac, Honoré de is the author of 'Cousin Bette', published 2004 under ISBN 9781594561979 and ISBN 1594561974.