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Domestic peace


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Publisher
ISBN
9781776586035,
1776586034,
Language
English
Category
Subject FICTION -- General. -- bisacsh
French fiction -- Translations into English.
French literature.

Description

From the "Scenes of Private Life" section of Honore de Balzac's great masterwork The Human Comedy, this novella is set at a grand ball at the height of the Napoleonic era. The usual suspects from the city's aristocracy are joined by a newcomer -- a mysterious, beautiful young woman whose eyes seem to bespeak an overwhelming sadness. Several of the men in attendance vie for her affections -- and all of their lives are changed in the course of a single evening.