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Another Study of Woman (La Comédie Humaine)

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Mademoiselle des Touches always insists on her guests remaining at table till they leave, having frequently remarked the change which a move produces in the spirit of a party. Between the dining-room and the drawing-room the charm is destroyed.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published October 1st 1842)
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The English version can be found at Gutenberg Project.

The original French text at La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec.

Opening lines:
À Paris, il se rencontre toujours deux soirées dans les bals ou dans les raouts.

Scènes de la vie privée :
3* La maison du Chat-qui-pelote (1830)
3* Le bal de Sceaux (1830)
3* La Bourse (1830)
4* La Vendetta (1830)
3* Madame Firmiani (1832)
3* Une Double Famille (1830)
4* La paix du ménage (1830)
3* La Fausse Maîtresse (1842)
3* Étude de femme (1830)
4* Albert Savarus (1842
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trashes women and the English, apparently the French are best at everything. what a loveable guy!
Mainly an interesting conversation between a large number of Balzac's repertory characters on the subject of the perfect woman. Although it degenerates into reminiscences, it is yet another interesting fragment which its author probably considered for inclusion of a work yet to be written.
People with different personalities are discussing about the perfect woman. Balzac depicts the different portraits of perfect woman in subtle, elegant and absorbing way. Very interesting book!
Episodes related at a late-night dinner party by some of the characters we know from other Comedie humaine stories.
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Very interesting. There were some parts I didn't understand, and some I found boring. But, over all a very interesting book. I thought it would be an easy read.
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Honoré de Balzac was a nineteenth-century French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napoléon Bonaparte in 1815.

Due to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders o
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