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Thus spake Honore. This one's thick with characters, plots, both high and low, as well as patches of bad prose worse than Dostoevsky and Melville. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Coco Hannah Eccles
There are two points to be made about this book. First, the book itself ...
It's often said that this is Balzac's best novel, and there's certainly sufficient reason to... Read more
A classic that holds up!
The ending was rather quickly finished but the story was quite a visual soap opera.
One of the things i enjoyed most about this book was the peek into post-revolutionary France. And of course, Balzac's wry observations into human nature are a rare treat.Published 21 months ago by Publius
The Human Comedy; can't wait to begin this; i'm still reading Operation Shylock by Roth. Balzac is a master! Indeed!Published on March 30, 2013 by Robert O'Brian
Having read and enjoyed Eugenie Grandet and Old Goriot, I was anxious to read Cousin Bette. Overall, I did enjoy it but there were aspects that I did not find believable such as... Read morePublished on September 4, 2012 by anonymous2
One of the best prose writers I've had the pleasure of reading. Some literary giant said that he had learned more from Balzac's works than all the Philosophers, poets,... Read morePublished on February 8, 2011 by Joszef Ruiz