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by Honore De Balzac,Katharine Prescott Wormeley

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Author: Honore De Balzac,Katharine Prescott Wormeley
Publisher: Dodo Press (May 5, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 68
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Category: Literature
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Honoré de Balzac (20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus.

Honoré de Balzac (20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. Paperback: 140 pages. Publisher: Dodo Press (May 5, 2006).

Maitre Cornelius Paperback – 10 April 2017 Maître Cornélius, a novella by Honoré de Balzac, was originally published in 1831. The story takes place in 1479 in the city of Tours

Maitre Cornelius Paperback – 10 April 2017. by Katharine Prescott Wormeley (Translator), Honore De Balzac (Author). Maître Cornélius, a novella by Honoré de Balzac, was originally published in 1831. The story takes place in 1479 in the city of Tours. A young nobleman visits the cathedral on All Saints’ Day for purposes of love rather than prayer.

by De Balzac, Honore (Author), Katharine Prescott Wormeley (Translator). The story takes place in 1479 in the city of Tours

by De Balzac, Honore (Author), Katharine Prescott Wormeley (Translator).

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Born on May 20, 1799, Honore de Balzac is considered one of the greatest French writers of all time. Balzac studied in Paris and worked as a law clerk while pursuing an unsuccessful career as an author. He soon accumulated enormous debts that haunted him most of his life. A prolific writer, Balzac would often write for 14 to-16 hours at a time. Katharine Prescott Wormeley.

Maître Cornélius (Paperback). Published May 5th 2006 by Dodo Press. Author(s): Honoré de Balzac, Katherine Prescott Wormeley (Translation). Author(s): Honoré de Balzac. ISBN: 1406506613 (ISBN13: 9781406506617). Published May 16th 2012. ISBN: 1514821451 (ISBN13: 9781514821459).

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By the French author, who, along with Flaubert, is generally regarded as a founding-father of realism in European fiction. His large output of works, collectively entitled The Human Comedy (La Comédie Humaine), consists of 95 finished works (stories, novels and essays) and 48 unfinished works. His stories are an attempt to comprehend and depict the realities of life in contemporary bourgeois France. They are placed in a variety of settings, with characters reappearing in multiple stories.
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Granijurus
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Katishi
Maître Cornélius, a novella by Honoré de Balzac, was originally published in 1831. The story takes place in 1479 in the city of Tours. A young nobleman visits the cathedral on All Saints’ Day for purposes of love rather than prayer. There he meets the beautiful young countess he is attempting to woo. Unfortunately, she’s married to an aged and abusive count. Finding such stolen rendezvous insufficient to satiate his lovestruck heart, the young man comes up with a plan to get closer to his loved one by establishing himself as an apprentice in the household adjacent to hers, that of the silversmith Maître Cornélius. The plan is more dangerous than it sounds, because this mysterious metalsmith from Flanders has an evil reputation and is even suspected of practicing black magic. Shunned by the citizens of Tours, his only friend is King Louis XI, who resides in the nearby chateau of Plessis-lez-Tours. Though Maître Cornélius may not be as terrible as rumors suggest, he is indeed a surly misanthrope and an incurable miser. And when he feels his riches are threatened, no one is safe from his relentless pursuit of fatal justice.

Despite all the dark subject matter, Maître Cornélius is a lot of fun. Balzac layers on the spooky atmosphere, irresistibly drawing the reader into the mystery of the title character. Louis XI is another intriguing personage, a dying old man with a gleam in his eye and a sly and spritely soul. Eventually the book turns into a mystery story, and the king, of all people, gets to play detective. Through most of the story the reader really doesn’t know what’s going to happen next, but towards the end things do get a little predictable. While the concluding revelation was probably a shock to the audience of Balzac’s day, the attentive reader of today will likely fail to be surprised. That’s a small mark against this otherwise highly entertaining story, however. The best thing about Maître Cornélius is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Like every story involving a miser, there’s a moral about the perils of greed, but here it’s more of an afterthought than a pervasive theme.

In the first few years of his writing career, Balzac’s output was all over the map in terms of subject matter and quality. In his earlier, shorter works he often expends all his energy and ink building exquisite atmosphere and suspense, then raps everything up with a hasty and unsatisfying conclusion. That criticism also applies to this story, somewhat, but overall Maître Cornélius is one of the best of Balzac’s earlier works. Those who enjoy his better-known novels will certainly appreciate this gem of a novella.
Corgustari
It is an unusual Balzac masterpiece about love, passion and crime - a medieval story, fun to read, with a King turned into a detective and his avaricious silversmith, with the King's maried daughter who has a lover on the side, and the lover who tries to get closer to her by moving in with the Kings Silversmith... And above all these intrigues, the King is missing royal valuables and suspects one after the other...