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Pierrette (La Comédie Humaine)

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  68 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 144 pages
Published August 18th 2008 by BiblioLife (first published 1840)
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Dagny
Pierrette Lorrain, an orphan has been living happily with her grandmother since the age of six when two older cousins, retired brother and sister shopkeepers, decide they should become her guardians. Why? Because they think she will have some money coming to her.

She is given money for the journey by her childhood companion, Brigaut. The cousins are very stingy and begrudge every expense, making her pay her way by working as a servant in the house. Pierrette is so miserable and feels so unloved t
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Manny
If you belong to the school of thought which holds that Madame Bovary encourages adultery and Othello domestic violence, then you'll probably decide that this book condones child abuse. Just so that you're warned.


Lisa
One of Balzac's weepies: a tad overdone but still it has the ring of truth as all his stories do. A vulnerable girl tricked out of her inheritance, taken in by two relations who exploit her and finally denied not only happiness but justice too.
Esteban Gordon
A wonderful portrayal of the despicable lives of two of Balzac's "Celibates." It is also a rare tale in which Balzac adds some real emotional thrust as poor, abused Pierrette's million year old grandma comes to her rescue....sort of. Dig it.
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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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