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The Duchess of Langeais

by Honoré de Balzac

It is a captivating novel that takes readers into the intricate world of 19th-century French society. This book explores themes of love, desire, and the complexities of human relationships. It was translated by Ellen Marriage. First published in 1834, "The Duchess of Langeais" is set during the Restoration period in France, a time of social and political change. The story follows the alluring Duchess of Langeais, Antoinette de Navarreins, and her encounters with Armand de Montriveau, a military officer. As their paths cross and a passionate love affair ensues, readers are taken on a journey through the emotional turmoil and societal constraints that shape their relationship. Balzac's writing style is rich and detailed, painting a vivid picture of the characters and the lavish world they inhabit. He delves deep into the human psyche, exploring themes of longing, power, and the consequences of pursuing one's desires. Through intricate plot twists and dramatic revelations, the story unfolds, keeping readers captivated until the very end. "The Duchess of Langeais" is not only a tale of love and desire but also a reflection of the social dynamics and expectations of the time. It offers a glimpse into the complexities of the aristocratic society and the struggles faced by individuals torn between their desires and the constraints of societal norms. With its beautifully crafted prose and compelling storyline, "The Duchess of Langeais" is a classic work of literature that continues to resonate with readers today. It showcases Balzac's talent for portraying human emotions and delving into the complexities of human relationships. Whether you're a fan of historical fiction, romance, or literary classics, this book is sure to captivate and transport you to a bygone era of passion and intrigue.

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Honoré de was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus....

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