Ferragus: O Chefe dos Devoradores
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Ferragus: O Chefe dos Devoradores (The Thirteen #1)

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Uma mulher, generosa e bela como um anjo, suspeita de adultério; um jovem oficial que se lança na mais vã e desastrada das investigações; um agente de câmbio perdido nos tormentos da paixão; uma soma de dinheiro que ninguém explica; uma sociedade secreta (Os Treze) cujos membros se protegem para usufruir do poder ao seu ao seu bel-prazer; duelos, assassinatos, suicídios; e...more
Mass Market Paperback, 215 pages
Published 2006 by L&PM (first published 1833)
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Lisa
Mar 02, 2011 Lisa rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: Balzac Yahoo Reading group
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Sandra
Ferragus ha un inizio folgorante, di quelli che ti fanno pensare che sarà una lettura indimenticabile. Balzac, con la sua smisurata fantasia, tratteggia le vie e le piazze di Parigi definendole con caratteri umani, comparando la città tanto amata ad un tentacolare essere vivente: “mostro in tutto, d'altronde! Le soffitte, sorta di testa piena di scienza e di genio; i primi piani, ventri felici; le botteghe, veri e propri piedi; è da lì che muovono tutti quelli che si danno da fare, che corrono....more
Narendra Jussien
Nous sommes en 1819. Auguste de Maulincour, jeune officier de cavalerie, se promenant dans un quartier mal fam�� de Paris, aper��oit au loin une jeune femme mari��e dont il est amoureux et dont il esp��re faire la conqu��te. Elle rentre aussit��t dans une maison ignoble o�� elle re��oit l' obs��quieux salut d'une vieille porti��re . Quel est le secret de Cl��mence Desmarets �� car il s'agit d'elle. La retrouvant le m��me soir chez Mme de Nucingen, Auguste r��v��le ce qu'il a vu, provoquant ainsi...more
Yves
Le couple Desmarets est tout ce qu'il y a de plus uni. L'amour entre les deux est vraiment profond et sincère. Malheureusement pour eux, Auguste de Molincourt tombe amoureux de Mme Desmarets dès qu'il la voit et se met à la suivre. Il découvrira qu'elle se rend chez un homme appelé Ferragus. Molincourt étant victime de deux tentatives de meurtre décide de se venger en allant révéler les rencontre secrète de Mme Desmarets à son mari. Cette révélation ébranlera fortement le couple.

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Megan Chance
An interesting book. Balzac's style is actually really readable, and it's fairly short, so it didn't take long to read. The plot and character motivations and emotions are very firmly past century, however, especially when it comes to women and what is expected of them, and it has a very classic, sentimental, moralistic, operatic ending of the kind that is starting to weigh on me a little when it comes to classic French literature. But it was interesting enough that I'm going on to the second in...more
Vittorio Ducoli
Un piccolo libro, ovviamente grandissimo

Recensire uno dei più grandi narratori di tutti i tempi è quasi una bestemmia.
Ferragus è comunque un libro da divorare, con una assoluta protagonista: la Parigi di inizio '800, con i suoi vicoli, la gente del popolo, i Faubourg, i nobili. Un piccolo, grande affresco che, come in molti altri libri del nostro, non può non far pensare che Proust abbia avuto un meraviglioso ispiratore.
David
A novella which reads as an introduction to a much longer work. Yes I am hooked in the sense that I want to know more about the Devorants but frustrated by the morbidity of this particular plot. Not one of Balzac's better works. Perhaps it would have been better to put all three of the trilogy 'The Thirteen' into one volume. Was this Balzac's attempt at writing a serial for the newspapers?
Sophie
This must be the 5th or 6th Balzac I've read. It didn't arouse as much emotion as Le père Goriot or le colonel Chabert for example. However, I still enjoyed the book. We wonder along with Auguste de Maulincour, following the mystery that surrounds the actions of Clémence Desmarets. Ending in true 19th century style, it's worth reading on a rainy day.
Pedro
Balzac é mais confuso nesta história de mistério, mas que, por outro lado, é um bom relato sobre as relações entre pai e filha e sobre as projeções das paixões.

Balzac resvala no melodrama, mas, no final, mostra as maneiras sociais da morte em Paris. O final é bem interessante.
Dagny
Ferragus is part of The Thirteen trilogy. Some excellent descriptive passages and a good enough story which I enjoyed reading, but I never really cared enough about the main characters to make it memorable.
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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.

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“What a thing of fantasy a woman may become after dusk.” 6 likes
“Vi sono Parigi certe vie disonorate quanto può esserlo un uomo macchiato d'infamia; ed esistono vie nobili, e vie semplicemente oneste, e giovani vie sulla cui moralità il pubblico non si è ancora pronunciato; vi sono vie assassine, vie più vecchie di quanto non sia vecchia una vecchia matrona, vie stimabili, vie sempre pulite, vie sempre sporche, vie operaie, lavoratrici, mercantili. Insomma, le vie di Parigi hanno qualità umane, ed imprimono in noi con la loro fisionomia certe idee da cui non possiamo difenderci.” 1 likes
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