Les Chouans has 2 ratings and 0 reviews: Published January 30th by Editions Flammarion, Mass Market Paperback. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · by Honoré de Balzac. The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. Doris F. Kadish. A T one point in his historical novel Les Chouans, Balzac prefaces a related to landscape in Les Chouans, and to what end? This paper .

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Return to Book Page. Corentin, Fouche’s wily spy, manages to find out about his whereabouts from Barbette, the wife of Galope-Chopin, who doesn’t realise she’s dealing with the Blues Republicans because Corentin has disguised himself as a Chouan.

In the end I had to download it from Project Gutenberg but couldn’t bear reading it on a computer screen and in the end I printed out all pages of it. Chouan objects are imbued with character as well; the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human cjouans.

The Chouans, by Honoré de Balzac « La Comedie Humaine by Balzac

In this troubled and bloody time, Balzac makes us feel that everyone must choose his camp: This isn’t a review; it’s just a summary from my reading journal. Apoi, bretonii razvratiti impotriva proaspetei republici franceze, e un subiect departe de mine. Though it’s not clear if she still loves Marche a Terre, later on when Marie is in peril, this maid draws on his love for her to protect her mistress. She found out the truth too late, and she couldn’t save Montauran.

Lively balsac, Dizzying pace and headstrong characters.

When I think that I am alone, hampered by social conventions that make me deceitful, Chouns envy the privileges of a man. Este es uno de los que suelo dejar en remojo por mucho tiempo, a ver si en otros momentos de mi vida me siento mejor para leerlo. So now Barbette’s allegiance really swings to the Republicans and she goes off to tell Hulot and Corentin about the chpuans signal that will reveal Montauran’s arrival at Fougeres.

For this reason and owing to the florid descriptions of romantic elementsthe novel has been compared to William Shakespeare ‘s play Romeo and Juliet. By the time the novel was published in MarchBalzac had changed its title in response to complaints from Mme.


Following closely in the footsteps of Sir Walter Scottthe novel uses its truthful historical backdrop to tell a fictional story of people who sculpted the past. What follows is my interpretation of events… Les Chouans is set in the aftermath of the French Revolution and the execution of Marie Antoinette and Louis the XIV when Napoleon is in power but there are outbreaks of civil war.

Novel The Chouans is translated into English rarely seen on classic reading lists. Ina group of royalists banded together against the republic. 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. There is a certain idealism, of course, but then we are writing a love story.

Judging from the signature inside the covers, they all belonged to the same woman and they were all dated from the late 19th and early 20th century. Hulot is a solid “bluff old soldier” artchetype. First off, you can tell the influence of Walter Scott – in good ways and also els ways: View all 8 comments. Conflicts and wars, whatever the countries, the eras, the ideologies, are absurd and horrible.

The Chouans, by Honoré de Balzac

Can the parties really trust each other? I had never really read it before.

They quickly fall out of love when they believe their suspicions…and fall back…and then out again…and then in again. After Corentin has left, Galope-Chopin comes home, and discovers what Barbette has done. Montauran decides to overlook all this and to marry her so they agree to meet at Marie’s house in Fougeres.

Set in the French region of Brittanythe novel combines military history with a love story between the aristocratic Marie de Verneuil and the Chouan royalist Alphonse de Montauran. A rumour that she was a Parisian courtesan circulates, and Montauran goes cold on her.

Will Marie betray Montauran? Before and during his career as a writer, he attempted to be a publisher, printer, businessman, critic, and politician. He serves France, and he fights according to his code of honour. Marie makes her way to Viveterre where she is supposed to have safe passage after ‘Le Gars’ gave her his grey glove. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thank goodness I now have a Kindle and can download Balzac from This isn’t a review; it’s just a summary from my reading journal.


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This page was last edited on 22 Augustat Both stories explore love among feuding parties; both involve vengeful, scheming individuals; and both end in tragedy for the newly-wed couple. I had a hard time following the many flighting characters and how they overlapped with one another.

When the third edition was published inBalzac was in love with his own creation. She actually makes the child wear his father’s bloodied boot! Oct 22, Scott rated it it was ok.

Les Chouans

Imprudently she then married Danton, rival of Robespierre, but had to embark on her life of intrigue when he died leaving her again penniless. Intrigued by the people and atmosphere of the region, he began collecting notes and descriptions for later use. While staying with Pommereul, he was given a room with a desk facing the Pellerine Mountain, which Balzac used as the setting for the book’s first scene.

But Mme de Gua is there, and she suspects Marie. They died, the day after they were married. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This man dresses in furs and seems indistinguishable in the rural landscape, a handy attribute for a guerilla.

The narra Romeo and Juliet set during the late 18th century with Napoleon on the charge, war on many fronts and civil strife erupting within.

An enthusiastic reader and independent thinker as a child, Balzac had trouble adapting himself to the teaching style of his grammar school.