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by Honoré de Balzac

eBook Colonel Chabert download ISBN: 0811213595
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: New Directions; 60260th edition (November 17, 1997)
Language: English
Pages: 101
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Category: Biography
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Le Colonel Chabert (English: Colonel Chabert) is an 1832 novella by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850)

Le Colonel Chabert (English: Colonel Chabert) is an 1832 novella by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850). It is included in his series of novels (or Roman-fleuve) known as La Comédie humaine (The Human Comedy), which depicts and parodies French society in the period of the Restoration (1815–1830) and the July Monarchy (1830–1848). This novella, originally published in Le Constitutionnel, was adapted for six different motion pictures, including two silent films.

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On my honor, Colonel Chabert is really and truly dead "If he really were Colonel Chabert, would not that impudent rascal Simonnin have felt the leather of his boot in the right place when he pretended to be deaf?" said.

On my honor, Colonel Chabert is really and truly dead. His wife is married again to Comte Ferraud, Councillor of State. Madame Ferraud is one of our clients. If he really were Colonel Chabert, would not that impudent rascal Simonnin have felt the leather of his boot in the right place when he pretended to be deaf?" said Desroches, regarding this remark as more conclusive than Godeschal's. Since nothing is settled," said Boucard, "let us all agree to go to the upper boxes of the Francais and see Talma in 'Nero.

Honore de Balzac is considered the founder of social realism. Balzac was the first writer to write about the all social levels of the social scene in France. His vast collection of works encompasses the Restoration period and the July Monarchy.

If he really were Colonel Chabert, would not that impudent rascal Simonnin have felt the leather of his boot in the right place when he pretended to be deaf? said Desroches, regarding this remark as more conclusive than Godeschal’s. Since nothing is settled, said Boucard, let us all agree to go to the upper boxes of the Francais and see Talma in ‘Nero.

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Le Colonel Chabert is an 1832 novella by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac. Balzac’s father was a man of southern peasant stock who worked in the civil service for 43 years under Louis XVI and Napoleon. It is included in his series of novels known as La Comédie humaine, which depicts and parodies French society in the period of the Restoration and the July Monarchy. Honoré’s mother came from a family of prosperous Parisian cloth merchants. His sister Laure (later de Surville) was his only childhood friend, and she became his first biographer. Balzac was sent to school at the Collège des Oratoriens at Vendôme from age 8 to 14.

Monsieur Goriot is one of a disparate group of lodgers at Mademe Vauquer's dingy Parisian boarding house.

Balzac is considered to be the greatest name in the post-Revolutionary literature of France. Monsieur Goriot is one of a disparate group of lodgers at Mademe Vauquer's dingy Parisian boarding house. At first his wealth inspires respect, but as his circumstances are mysteriously reduced he becomes shunned by those around him, and soon his only remaining visitors are his two beautifully dressed daughters.

Translated by Ellen Marriage and Clara Bell. To Madame la Comtesse Ida de Bocarme nee du Chasteler. hullo! There is that old Box coat again!" This exclamation was made by a lawyer's clerk of the class called in French offices a gutter jumper a messenger in fact who at this moment was eating a piece of dry bread with a hearty appetite. He pulled off a morsel of crumb to make into a bullet, and fired it gleefully through the open pane of the window against which he was leaning.

The story of a French military hero of the Napoleonic Wars, long assumed to be dead, tries to recover his fortune and former wife through the help of a famous Parisian lawyer.

Colonel Chabert, a Napoleonic War hero supposedly killed in the Battle of Eylau, returns to Paris after a long convalescence to find his wife remarried, and his pension gone. He employs a young, well-known lawyer to at least reclaim his pension. It is a game of wits: first to convince the lawyer that he is who he says he is; secondly to get his wife to admit to his identity and thereby give up some of her wealth. Once the lawyer believes Chabert's story, the wife must be made to part with his pension...
Comments: (7)
Modar
"Colonel Chabert" is one of Honore de Balzac's volumes from his omnibus work, "The Human Comedy." The Colonel is a comic figure in and old military great coat and a wig who is ridiculed by young legal workers at the beginning of the novel. But, the joke is on the clerks, because Chabert is a war hero of the Napoleonic era who was given up for dead on a battlefield at Eylau. This translation from the French by Carol Grosman tells the story of the old soldier's resurrection in contemporary jargon. The novel is relevant today considering the service of soldiers in many wars continuing in our world. What happens to these heroes when wars end, or more accurately, shift to new fronts? Balzac paints the portrait of one old colonel who remains honorable and as a consequence seals his fate. The translation is very readable and the short novel is brief "scene from private life." The work will stimulate further interest in the monumental work of Balzac who had a relatively short life (1799-1850).
Clodebd
With a slow start, but for such a short story, keeps an amazing tension, around a question, "Will she, won't she?" and makes one wonder why it turns out as it does. The standards of the times change, human beings remain the same, some with more honor than others. A bit of a mystery, a bit of a romantic tragedy. Once past the first 8 small pages, an easy and page turning read.
MEGA FREEDY
Ceci est un livre écrit par Balzac. Il n'y a rien a ajouter.
Marinara
Really the ideal way to read Balzac if your French isn't quite up to it. English translation is very dated, probably a century old, but adequate to the job most of the time.
Cordabor
L'histoire d'un être noble, porté au désespoir par la méchanceté d'une femme abjecte.
C'est interéssant, vers la fin du roman: la description de l'approche que l'avocat fait des misères humaines, face à celle du médecin ou du prêtre.
Faugami
This is a beautifully written old piece that still works. The story of a battlefield hero given up for dead and returning to find his place taken. Not a long book, but with old-style grammer and vocabulary, a bit of work for a non-native French reader like me.
Lestony
I read this after viewing the film. The two have very different endings, but both shed interesting light on the French mind. EXTREMELY DIFFICULT READ (even for a French person at times, I'm told)!!
well written and an interesting story
deep insight of human behaviour
19th century society vices remaincunchanged in the 21st century