La rabouilleuse: roman

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Gallimard, 1959 - Fiction - 443 pages
3 Reviews
- Oh ! je ne souffrirai jamais cela. Un coup frappé sur Flore m'atteindrait au cœur. - Mais c'est pourtant la seule manière de gouverner les femmes et les chevaux... Je connais les femmes, j'en ai payé une qui m'a coûté plus cher que Flore ne vous coûtera jamais ! ... Aussi m'a-t-elle appris à me conduire comme il faut pour le reste de mes jours avec le beau sexe. Les femmes sont des enfants méchants, c'est des bêtes inférieures à l'homme, et il faut s'en faire craindre, car la pire condition pour nous est d'être gouvernés par ces brutes-là ! " Une audace et une cruauté dans les situations qui ne seront dépassées nulle part " (Félicien Marceau)

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User Review  - Erratic_Charmer - LibraryThing

[The Black Sheep] tells the story of two brothers living in Paris at the beginning of the 19th century, at the end of the Napoleonic wars. One, Joseph, is a gifted painter of good heart and upright ... Read full review

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Although full of action and entertaining, "The Black Sheep" is something more. This is a story of two brothers and a mother, very similar to my own family situation, and apparently like Balzac's home ... Read full review


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Born on May 20, 1799, Honore de Balzac is considered one of the greatest French writers of all time. Balzac studied in Paris and worked as a law clerk while pursuing an unsuccessful career as an author. He soon accumulated enormous debts that haunted him most of his life. A prolific writer, Balzac would often write for 14 to-16 hours at a time. His writing is marked by realistic portrayals of ordinary, but exaggerated characters and intricate detail. In 1834, Balzac began organizing his works into a collection called The Human Comedy, an attempt to group his novels to present a complete social history of France. Characters in this project reappeared throughout various volumes, which ultimately consisted of approximately 90 works. Some of his works include Cesar Birotteau, Le Cousin Pons, Seraphita, and Le Cousine Bette. Balzac wed his lifelong love, Eveline Hanska in March 1850 although he was gravely ill at the time. Balzac died in August of that year.