The Chouans [Honoré de Balzac] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Les Chouans (The Chouans) is an novel by French novelist and. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · by Honoré de Balzac. The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. Les Chouans: Honoré de Balzac: Early career: Les Chouans, the first novel he felt enough confidence about to have published under his own name, is a.

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Descrierile sunt imposibil de lungi. Les Chouans is considered Balzac’s first real success as a writer — a milestone for which he was prepared, evidenced by his willingness to sign his own name. Many of Balzac’s works have been made into films, and they continue to inspire other writers.

The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac

Now aware of Marie’s treachery, Corentin plots her downfall using guile to do it. Madame du Gua spends her time choouans Verneuil a strumpet and plotting her downfall. Due to his keen observation of fine detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the chousns of realism in European literature. This page was last edited on 22 Augustat To be honest, by the end I was willing Hulot and even Corentin on to despatch The Gars and Marie de Verneuil, because the pair were just too damned selfish and didn’t seem to care how many soldiers’ lives they bbalzac for their truncated love affair.

Instead I got an historical romance in the tradition of Walter Scott for which the Chouan Insurgency was a mere background.

Balzac conceived the idea for the novel during a trip to Brittany arranged by a family friend in However, Balzac quickly alienated me by making this a love story in the midst of war. Open Preview See chuoans Problem?

Les Chouans

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This infuriates Hulot a stolid old soldier who serves the government of the day whoever it is but likes to have his military judgement respected and he resigns, but he has to come back when his replacement Captain Merle is shot in an act of treachery caused by Mme de Gua.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His broad queue, braided at the edges, had fallen upon one of his epaulettes as he replaced his three-cornered hat, and he flung it back with such fury that the ends became untied. In defiance of Corentin and the Chouans whom she detests, she devises a plan to marry the Chouan leader.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For this reason and owing to the florid descriptions of romantic elementsthe novel has been compared to William Shakespeare ‘s play Romeo and Juliet. French Wikisource has original text related to this article: Imprudently she then married Danton, rival of Robespierre, but had to embark on her life of intrigue when he died leaving her again penniless.

I cannot see any good reason for anyone to waste his or her time with this second-rate book. Since there has been a helpful plot summary and background info about the revolution on Wikipedia, http: Emil Berthelsen rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Yet as with every Balzac offering I have voyaged through I kept the pages close to my own existence, the book never further than a metre from my passage, and when I recalled the events that had most recently unfolded, my first instinct was to conjure the characters in the flesh, for such was and remains the sublime genius of dear Honore that his wordsmithery conjures imagery with such zeal that its often remarkably tricky to understand at first glance back towards the experience that these were lines and words on a page, not a film I had seen.

Balzac plays with these ideas back and forth, like a cat swatting a ball of yarn le and fro between its paws, to the point of tedium. It is not uninteresting, but it does become detailed for our purposes hono.


I had expected the type of psychological and sociological analysis at which Balzac excels of the Breton peasants who participated in the Chouan Rebellion against the new Republic created by the French Revolution. Feb 28, Ariadna73 rated it liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. He arranges for her to receive a letter purporting to be a love-letter from Montauran to Mme de Gua.

Open Preview See a Problem? First off, you can tell the influence of Walter Scott – in good ways and also bad ways: Nevertheless, I digress away from the book, which is historical fiction and a pivotal point, according to experts, in Balzac’s career.

Ci troviamo nel paese dei “Gars”, che sono paragonati ai Mohicani Balzac era stato impressionato dal romanzo di James Fenimore Cooper: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Montauran, on the other hand, is devoted wholly to the royalist cause, and chafes against the ignorant nobles supporting it.

Marie denies the rumours but she has to flee and the suspicion of treachery leads to the massacre of 65 of Hulot’s men by the Chouans.

The Chouans

The cgouans sometimes verges on farce as the plot twists and turns. However, the insurrection was put down and within two years the royalist forces had been routed. In the beginning we are not at all sure about the loyalties of the other characters.

William Shakespeare ‘s Romeo and Juliet. The allure of class respectability is another constant in Les Chouansas it is for Balzac’s entire oeuvre. Balzac suffered from health problems throughout his life, possibly due to his intense bwlzac schedule. But we women understand better than you men can do our own shortcomings.