Lost Illusions

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Sprache - Englisch

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In Honoré de Balzac's novel, 'Lost Illusions,' readers are transported to the post-Napoleonic era in France, where they witness the rise and fall of a young poet named Lucien Chardon. The book explores themes of ambition, deception, and the corrupting influence of society on individuals. Balzac's intricate prose and detailed characterizations provide a vivid portrayal of the social and political landscape of the time, making 'Lost Illusions' a classic of French literature. The novel is part of Balzac's larger work, 'La Comédie Humaine,' a series of interconnected novels that offer a panoramic view of French society during the 19th century. Balzac's keen observations and psychological insights add depth and complexity to the narrative, making it a compelling read for those interested in the human condition and the dynamics of power. 'Lost Illusions' is not only a gripping tale of personal and professional disillusionment but also a profound reflection on the nature of ambition and the price of success. Readers looking for a thought-provoking exploration of human nature and societal norms will find 'Lost Illusions' a rewarding and enlightening read.

About the Author

Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) was a French novelist and playwright whose magnum opus, 'La Comédie Humaine', a vast series of over 90 novels and short stories, stands as a prominent cornerstone in the canon of French literature (Pugh, 1978). Within this grand tapestry, Balzac offers a panoramic view of French society after the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. His masterful character portrayals and intricate, interconnected storylines provide a deep understanding of human nature and society's intricacies (Robb, 1994). Balzac's 'Lost Illusions', part of 'La Comédie Humaine', remains a seminal work, illustrating the complexities of artistic life and the perilous journey of a young poet, Lucien de Rubempré, navigating the treacherous currents of literary success and moral decline in post-revolutionary France (Prendergast, 1992). Balzac's literary style is characterized by his exhaustive and detailed observational prowess, realism in the depiction of society, and a strong narrative presence, which has influenced realist writers such as Emile Zola and Charles Dickens. His profound psychological insight, the depiction of societal transformation, and the unflinching realism in his work make Balzac not only a monumental figure in French literature but also a pivotal contributor to the international literary realist movement.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 621 Pages

Filesize: 865.3 KB

ISBN: 8596547329589