Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Héloïse” as Want to Read:
Héloïse
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Héloïse

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  76 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Bernard et Christine vont se marier. Un couple de jeunes gens d'aujourd'hui, un mariage d'aujourd'hui, un bonheur apparemment sans histoires. Mais, dans le métro parisien, Bernard rencontre Héloïse. Dès lors son existence dérive vers un autre univers, vers un autre temps, loin du monde ordinaire. Au bout de cette dérive, Bernard trouvera-t-il l'accomplissement de sa vie ou ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published 1980 by Éditions du seuil
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Héloïse, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Héloïse

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Lola  Reviewer
Feb 16, 2016 rated it liked it

J'ai lu ce court roman pour mon cours de français, puisque nous sommes en train de discuter le genre fantastique. Ce genre qui provoque une hésitation très importante pour le lecteur ou le personnage principal inclut le thème du vampirisme, qui est le sujet premier de cette histoire.

Je n'ai pas particulièrement apprécié les personnages, même Héloïse n'a pas su me charmer, par contre, l'écriture est complètement magnifique avec des figures de style originales et qui illustrent et prouvent le tale
...more
Antonia
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: can-lit
Death is a lure and a tease. And Heloise is its Siren. The book is only 100 pages in length and can be read in one sitting. Anne Hebert was a master of written word. Originally written in French and translated by Sheila Fischman (kudos), this book wastes no words to create detailed, unforgettable images in so few pages. Many of the sentences are expressed in a direct, imperative writing style which creates a sense of urgency. I’ve read all of Anne Hebert’s books, and find this one to be her dark ...more
Sylvia
Sep 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: scary
I found this book for $1 at a used book store. I was attracted to the cover and started it with no expectations. I guess it's supposed to be scary but I found it to be more funny, like an 80s slasher movie. This comparison is especially true because Héloïse was published in 1980 and it was written with such vivid imagery. A few passages were particularly poignant.
Catherine
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I quite enjoyed this novella by Canadian/French author Anne Hebert, about a young man who gets obsessed about a mysterious woman dressed in period clothing he sees in the Paris metro. I will definitely read more by Anne Hebert.
Jennine
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
More beautiful than I remember.
Maryse Primeau
Feb 17, 2016 rated it liked it
3,5 *
Keven Girard
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Une belle plume concise. J'aime !
Isabelle Giasson
rated it liked it
Jan 08, 2012
Nathaniel
rated it really liked it
Nov 24, 2015
Christian Baines
rated it really liked it
Dec 20, 2016
Ariel Dawn
rated it it was amazing
Nov 08, 2015
Michele
rated it really liked it
Apr 12, 2014
Michelle
rated it liked it
Oct 06, 2014
Randy
rated it really liked it
Feb 09, 2012
Aanne
rated it it was amazing
May 26, 2011
Guy Deom
rated it really liked it
Jun 21, 2015
Cori Macphee
rated it liked it
Feb 17, 2016
Katherine
rated it really liked it
Jan 25, 2016
Lynn
rated it really liked it
Sep 07, 2012
Érika
rated it it was amazing
Feb 05, 2012
Sandrine
rated it really liked it
Jan 30, 2018
Nelly Desmarais
rated it liked it
Nov 16, 2016
Raluca Elena
rated it liked it
Jul 03, 2017
Stanley Péan
rated it liked it
Feb 23, 2010
Karine
rated it really liked it
May 20, 2012
Anne-Marie
rated it liked it
Aug 20, 2017
Sarah Bernard
rated it really liked it
Jan 13, 2018
Pascale
rated it liked it
Oct 15, 2012
Daniel Moquin
rated it liked it
Mar 06, 2017
Cristina Grosu
rated it liked it
Oct 15, 2014
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
817
Anne Hébert was born on August 1, 1916 in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, a small village 40 kilometers from Québec city. Born into a well-respected Québec family, whose ancestors included some of the earliest settlers of New France, Hébert was encouraged in her literary endeavours by her cousin, the poet Hector de Saint-Denis Garneau. The greatest influence on her writing, however, was undoubted ...more
More about Anne Hébert...

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »