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Balzac does, however, deliver the major point. Although the telling of the story is melodramatic, it is still engaging, and reveals another type of man for Balzac to explore. Retrieved 16 April Agathe Rouget, who was born in Issoudun, was sent by her father, Doctor Rouget to be raised by her maternal relatives, the Descoings in Paris. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email. The action of the novel is divided between Paris and Issoudun. Serialization also encouraged the ending of each serialized extract on a note of high suspense.

So when he is destitute and at risk of execution for treason she and Joseph set off for Issoudun to seek help from Jean-Jacques. Philippe, on the other hand is handsome, stylish and heroic. You have to swallow the bad with the good–or the good with the great. Unlike many who write multi-novel series, with Balzac, each one can and does stand on its own. Some years ago, M. There is a wonderful cast of characters here, many of them charismatically rotten, and a plot that moves quite briskly and ends with a duel with sabres. He is thought to be the ‘natural’ son of old Rouget so people are well-disposed towards him, little realising that he leads the gang that torments the community. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Balzac does, however, deliver the major point.

Apr 18, Marc Gerstein rated it it was amazing Shelves: And rabluilleuse it happens…. Philippe’s attempted marriage to a rich man’s daughter falls through when his friends disclose his past to her father.


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When I am old, I shall write criticism; that will console me, for I often choke with suppressed opinions. Some years ago, M. It is now that Joseph and his mother travel to Issoudun to try to persuade Jean-Jacques to give Agathe money to help cover Philippe’s legal costs. La Rabouilleuse Illustration from an edition by Oreste Cortazzo.

Geoffrey Whitehead Philippe Bridau La Rabouilleuse Plot summary from wiki: Email Address never made public. You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site.

View all 5 comments. Uncle rsbouilleuse actress Jeanne de Balzac. May 1, at This is how the young Flore was employed by her guardian when she enters the story. She foolishly continues to idolise him, and it is left to his more rabouilleusse brother Joseph to rescue the family from destitution.

The English title of the book therefore moves the focus from her to the Bridau brothers. This turmoil is in a sense the Romantic dimension of the novel.

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Published May 27th by Penguin Classics first published What a great book! In order to succeed in the world, a man must be ruthless in exploiting others.

Another great character observation by the rough diamond pen of Balzac. Through his connections, Philippe has now obtained the title Comte de Brambourg. Frenhofer and the Minotaur Short story “Le Chef-d’oeuvre inconnu”. By continuing to rabouiilleuse this website, you agree to their use.


Translated by Donald Adamson – didn’t care for his translation – slang fllm to some kind of early 18th century cockney-esque accent and sentences were choppy and sometimes didn’t make sense.

An enjoyable book to read. Better, perhaps, than in any other novel in The Human Comedy, it is intimately interwove into rabouikleuse fabric of the tale. On returning to France he is unemployed, and lives with his mother and Madame Descoings, and becomes a financial drain on them, especially due to his hard drinking and gambling lifestyle. Other books in the series. The English title of the book therefore moves the focus from her to the two brothers.

On the other hand, not sure it’s one of the greatest novels of all time, as some poll or other suggested. Aug 01, Capsguy rated it really liked it Shelves: Up 10, this week. He failed in all of these efforts. Notify me of new posts via email.