The Deserted Woman

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'The Deserted Woman,' Honoré de Balzac delivers an incisive exploration of love, social conventions, and personal sacrifice. Part of the prodigious 'La Comédie Humaine' series, this poignant narrative showcases Balzac's adept understanding of the human condition—unfolding within the aristocratic circles of early 19th-century French society. The novella's prose, rich with intricate detail and psychological depth, reflects the author's realist style, framing its characters against a larger cultural and historical backdrop. Balzac's narrative skillfully weaves themes of passion, honour, and emotional turmoil while examining the consequences of societal expectations on personal happiness.
Leading to the creation of this work, Honoré de Balzac emerged as a monumental figure in French literature. His own tumultuous life, marked by keen observation and personal misfortunes, notably in love and financial affairs, deeply informed his writing. Balzac's predilection for depicting the effects of social stratification on individuals, as well as his interest in the complexities of feminine existence and forbidden love, culminates in 'The Deserted Woman,' where the intricate lives of the elite are laid bare, and the moral ambiguities of romantic engagements are scrutinized.
This reprinted gem from DigiCat Publishing invites readers to immerse themselves in classic literature. 'The Deserted Woman' is recommended for those who seek to understand the human psyche through the lens of the past, and for admirers of Balzac's vast, realist canvas. It provides not only a window to an era but also presents timeless questions about social constraints and personal freedoms. The novella will resonate particularly with readers who appreciate character-driven stories that elicit empathy and contemplation.

Über den Autor

Honoré de Balzac, a monumental figure in French literature, was born on May 20, 1799, in Tours, France. A novelist and playwright, Balzac is best known for his magnum opus 'La Comédie Humaine', an extensive series of about 90 novels and short stories which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life. His work is marked by an acute observation of detail and unrelenting pursuit of the minutiae of character, often exploring themes of society, ambition, and human psychology in a rapidly changing world. 'The Deserted Woman' ('La Femme abandonnée'), published in 1832, exemplifies Balzac's profound understanding of the complexities of romantic relationships and the socio-cultural pressures of his era. He delves into the life of a noblewoman trapped by her past love affairs and societal expectations, thereby providing incisive commentary on the issues of loyalty, honor, and emotional resilience. Balzac's literary style is characterized by its rich, layered narrative, a complex network of characters, and meticulous attention to the realism of settings and society. His influence extends far beyond the borders of France, having shaped the development of literary realism throughout Europe and the world. Balzac's keen interest in the human experience, combined with his innovative narrative techniques, solidifies his place as one of the pioneers of the modern novel. Distinguished for his profound influence on subsequent writers, Balzac's legacy remains robust and significant in literary scholarship.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 42 Seiten

Größe: 247,9 KB

ISBN: 8596547373070