Ferragus, Chief of the Dévorants
Sprache - Englisch
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In 'Ferragus, Chief of the 'Dxe9vorants'', Honorxe9 de Balzac weaves a complex narrative of mystery and romance set against the backdrop of 19th-century Parisian society. As part of the sprawling human comedy La Comxe9die Humaine, this novel employs a rich tapestry of characters to explore the interplay of power, deceit, and social stratification. With meticulous prose and unrivaled attention to detail, Balzac examines the hidden lives of both the elite and the criminal underworld, while teasing at the indistinct boundaries between them. The work is a melodrama that showcases Balzac's penchant for exploring the intricacies of human nature and societal mores within his distinctive narrative style and literary context.nnHonorxe9 de Balzac, one of the preeminent French novelists and playwrights of the 19th century, offers with this endeavor a powerful exploration of the human condition. His life's work, La Comxe9die Humaine, sought to encapsulate the entirety of French society, with 'Ferragus' perfectly encapsulating the author's intrigue in the clandestine liaisons and the masks people wear. Drawn from Balzac's own experiences in the salons and gritty streets of Paris, the novel is both a reflection of his own societal observations and a product of his ambitious endeavor to map the complexities of human behavior and societal dynamics. nnThis republishing by DigiCat Publishing invites modern readers to dive into the layered world of Balzacian literature. 'Ferragus, Chief of the Dxe9vorants' is essential reading for anyone interested in the canon of classic French literature and the historical novel as an art form. Balzac's immersive narrative and vivid characterizations make this novel an excellent choice for readers seeking to understand the broader human narrative through the lens of 19th-century Parisian life. With its intimate examination of the human psyche and social intrigue, this edition offers a testament to the enduring relevance of Balzac's literary genius.
About the Author
Honoré de Balzac, born on May 20, 1799, in Tours, France, stands as a giant in the world of literature, renowned for his keen observation and multifaceted characters that continue to captivate readers to this day. Balzac was a pivotal figure in the French literary movement of realism, and his magnum opus, 'La Comédie Humaine', a collection of interlinked novels and stories depicting French society, remains a crowning achievement in the novel form. Among Balzac's extensive catalog, 'Ferragus, Chief of the Dévorants' is notable. This first part of the trilogy 'Histoire des treize' delves into the hidden undercurrents of Parisian society through a gripping tale of passion and clandestine organizations. Balzac's portrayal of human nature is complex and nuanced, unflinchingly capturing the aspirations and failings of the bourgeois and the struggling. His meticulous attention to detail and vibrant characterizations have left an enduring impression on the development of the novel as an art form. His influence extends far and wide, with later writers such as Marcel Proust, Charles Dickens, and Henry James citing him as an inspiration. His legacy, ratified by his election to the French Academy in 1850, mere months before his death on August 18 of that year, has cemented his status as a titan of literature whose works resonate with timeless universality and psychological depth.
Genre: Sprache - Englisch
Size: 112 Pages
Filesize: 460.9 KB
Published: Sept. 16, 2022