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La Rabouilleuse (The Black Sheep) - Illustrated

£9.99

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Hardback 1897. This book is in very good condition. It has no dustjacket. There is some minor wear to the edges of the boards and the spine is discoloured. The binding is tight and the pages are unmarked. Some of the pages are uncut.

This is a beautifully illustrated copy of La Rabouilleuse (commonly known in English as The Black Sheep) by Honore de Balzac.

La Rabouilleuse is an elegantly-crafted tale of sibling rivalry. Philippe and Joseph Bridau are two extremely different brothers. The elder, Philippe, is a superficially heroic soldier and adored by their mother Agathe. He is nonetheless a bitter figure, secretly gambling away her savings after a brief but glorious career as Napoleon's aide-de-camp at the battle of Montereau. His younger brother Joseph, meanwhile, is fundamentally virtuous - but their mother is blinded to his kindness by her disapproval of his life as an artist. Foolish and prejudiced, Agathe lives on unaware that she is being cynically manipulated by her own favourite child - but will she ever discover which of her sons is truly the black sheep of the family? A dazzling depiction of the power of money and the cruelty of life in nineteenth-century France, The Black Sheep compellingly explores is a compelling exploration of the nature of deceit.

Item details

Author(s):
Honore de Balzac
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
462
Publisher:
George Barrie's Sons

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About this item

Hardback 1897. This book is in very good condition. It has no dustjacket. There is some minor wear to the edges of the boards and the spine is discoloured. The binding is tight and the pages are unmarked. Some of the pages are uncut.

This is a beautifully illustrated copy of La Rabouilleuse (commonly known in English as The Black Sheep) by Honore de Balzac.

La Rabouilleuse is an elegantly-crafted tale of sibling rivalry. Philippe and Joseph Bridau are two extremely different brothers. The elder, Philippe, is a superficially heroic soldier and adored by their mother Agathe. He is nonetheless a bitter figure, secretly gambling away her savings after a brief but glorious career as Napoleon's aide-de-camp at the battle of Montereau. His younger brother Joseph, meanwhile, is fundamentally virtuous - but their mother is blinded to his kindness by her disapproval of his life as an artist. Foolish and prejudiced, Agathe lives on unaware that she is being cynically manipulated by her own favourite child - but will she ever discover which of her sons is truly the black sheep of the family? A dazzling depiction of the power of money and the cruelty of life in nineteenth-century France, The Black Sheep compellingly explores is a compelling exploration of the nature of deceit.

Author(s):
Honore de Balzac
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
462
Publisher:
George Barrie's Sons

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