Modeste Mignon

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Sprache - Englisch

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Honoré de Balzac's 'Modeste Mignon' is a poignant tale of love, ambition, and society in 19th century France. The novel follows the young and talented poet Modeste Mignon as she navigates the complexities of romance and family relationships. Filled with rich descriptions and insightful commentary on human nature, Balzac's literary style showcases his keen observation of social dynamics and psychological depth. 'Modeste Mignon' is a prime example of Balzac's ability to weave intricate narratives that capture the essence of his era, making it a must-read for fans of French literature and Romanticism. The novel is a compelling exploration of the pursuit of happiness and self-expression in the face of societal pressures and personal desires, making it a timeless classic that continues to resonate with readers today.

About the Author

Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) was a French novelist and playwright, regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. Born in Tours, France, Balzac's work is known for its vivid detail and its unflinching examination of society and the complexities of human nature. A prolific writer, he produced more than 90 novels and short stories throughout his life, eventually grouping them into a series called 'La Comédie humaine' where he endeavored to encapsulate the scope of societal strata and types. Balzac's characters are typically complex, nuanced, and fully realized creations, often based on his observations of the French bourgeoisie. 'Modeste Mignon' is one example of his detailed character studies. Published in 1844, the novel explores themes of wealth, deceit, and social ambition through the narrative of a young woman's secretive correspondence with a famous poet. The work demonstrates Balzac's talent for dissecting the French upper middle class, its mores, and the obsession with financial and social advancement. His influence on literature is immense, impacting authors from Zola and Dickens to Faulkner and Kerouac. Balzac's literary style is marked by his authoritative narrator, richly detailed settings, and the examination of societal influences on individual destiny. In 'Modeste Mignon,' for instance, he intricately plies the psychological depths of characters, showcasing his quintessential blend of narrative mastery and social comment.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 234 Pages

Filesize: 579.6 KB

ISBN: 8596547337027