Petty Troubles of Married Life, First Part

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In 'Petty Troubles of Married Life, First Part,' Honoré de Balzac offers an incisive and satirical look at the idiosyncrasies and difficulties inherent in the matrimonial bond. As part of his comprehensive and monumental work, 'La Comédie Humaine,' this text continues Balzac's penetrating exploration of French society during the early 19th century, employing a literary style renowned for its detail-rich narrative and moral scrutiny. The novella delves into the quotidian conflicts that fester between spouses, written with the sharp observational wit that has come to exemplify Balzac's oeuvre. Its place within the larger tapestry of 'La Comédie Humaine' provides readers with a microcosm of human behavior and social dynamics, making it a quintessential specimen of Balzac's lifelong literary endeavor.
Honoré de Balzac was a pivotal figure in French literature, widely credited with pioneering the Realist movement. His personal experiences and keen observation of social stratification fuelled his ambition to map out the complexities of human nature and the societal structures of his time. The intricate depiction of marital strife in 'Petty Troubles of Married Life' likely mirrors the trials Balzac observed within his own environment and his fascination with the social mores governing 19th-century French life. The work exemplifies Balzac's mastery of prose, showcasing his ability to blend profound psychological insight with a vivid portrayal of the era's cultural norms.
This edition by DigiCat Publishing invites a modern audience to engage with Balzac's timeless insights into the subtleties and tribulations of married life. Scholars and enthusiasts of classic literature will recognize in 'Petty Troubles of Married Life, First Part' not only the detailed portrait of a bygone era but also the enduring relevance of Balzac's study of human character and relationships. Readers seeking both a profound literary experience and an intimate chronicle of the marital condition will find this work compelling and eminently valuable on both cultural and personal levels.


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Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) stands among the foremost novelists of French literature, renowned for his comprehensive depiction of society that christened him as one of the founding fathers of realism in European literature. Born in Tours, France, Balzac's ambitious spirit was evident from his early years, though his initial forays into law and business were not met with success. Turning to writing, he published under various pseudonyms before achieving acclaim under his own name. Balzac's magnum opus, 'La Comédie Humaine', is a series of over 90 novels and short stories, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life. His meticulous observation of the minutiae of society and its functions is exemplified in works such as 'Petty Troubles of Married Life, First Part', wherein he scrutinizes the domestic sphere with a wry, satirical eye. Balzac's sharp characterization and dense descriptive layers have influenced a plethora of writers, from Marcel Proust to Charles Dickens. Furthermore, Balzac's narrative strategies and character recurrence across his oeuvre pioneered the concept of the literary series, influencing the soap operas and drama series of our contemporary age. His work is universally admired for its complexity, rich detail, and penetrating insight into the human condition—the very essence of realism that Balzac so diligently sought to depict in his writing.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 68 Pages

Filesize: 355.2 KB

ISBN: 8596547344766

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