The Chouans [Honoré de Balzac] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Les Chouans (The Chouans) is an novel by French novelist and. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · by Honoré de Balzac. The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. Les Chouans: Honoré de Balzac: Early career: Les Chouans, the first novel he felt enough confidence about to have published under his own name, is a.

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The edition I read is in the collection: This historical novel was enough to give Balzac his start and the rest is history. Trouble indeed to thicken my balzaac ducts during the final flurry which had long been coming, yet nonetheless caused me to ache and feel grief become me.

This book is said to have gone through bxlzac revisions, the last of which is said to be both much more sympathetic to the royalist position and also, far more expansive in his treatment of women. Marie makes her baalzac to Viveterre where she is supposed to have safe passage after ‘Le Gars’ gave her his grey glove.

Rebuffed by Marie and unable to wield the might of the commandant, Corentin relies on trickery and deception to achieve his ruthless ends.

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. The Chouans could easily be updated to a modern harlequin romance today and leave much of the plot intact. As everything progresses, it is mainly one scene after another of Verneuil getting into some sort of scheme related to the Marquis, with various small skirmishes between the Chouans and the Republicans.


Papibook added it Dec 13, He wandered around the city, taking in details to use in his descriptions of the landscape. I had expected the type of psychological and sociological analysis at which Balzac excels of the Breton peasants who participated in the Chouan Rebellion against the new Republic created by the French Revolution. She is aided by a detective named Corentin.

I was of course startled, yet excited, by the appearance of Corentin, in awe of Marie and I couldn’t help but find myself won over by The Gars.

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The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac

Quotes from The Chouans. Fooled by Corentin into chouams that Montauran loves her mortal enemy Madame du Gua, Marie orders Hulot to destroy the rebels. So off goes Marie, makes up with Montauran and confesses that yes, she is the illegitimate daughter of the Marquis de Vermeuill and has been forced by circumstances to fend for herself. Montauran, on the other hand, is devoted wholly to the royalist cause, and chafes against the ignorant nobles supporting it.

Les Chouans by Honoré de Balzac

Naturally it doesn’t exactly accomplish this. Manon marked it as to-read Nov 04, But, that which enhances us in your eyes is that we are all struggling, more or less, against a thwarted destiny.

After her mother went into a nunnery to absolve her shame and then died, her father the marquis took her in and left her money in his Will. Royalist sentiment did not evaporate, however, and in Brittany, violence between the two sides — “Blue” Revolutionaries against “White” Chouans — continued as the Chouannerieeven oes Napoleon took power in The hojor of class respectability is another constant in Les Chouansas it is for Balzac’s entire oeuvre. An enthusiastic reader and independent thinker as a child, Balzac had trouble adapting himself to the teaching style of his grammar school.


Set in the Chouqns region of Brittany, the novel combines military history with a love story between the aristocratic Marie de Verneuil and the Chouan royalist Alphonse de Montauran. Secondly, I never really knew what Balzac’s position was chouams anything – who were we supposed to see as the good guys and who the bad guys?

The beginning was promising because I had never read much, if anything about the resistance to the French Revolution amongst the folks in the countryside…known as the Chuoans. Laurent Cathalan added it Nov 30, Villa marked it as to-read Nov 03, Naturally the army would like to strike the critical blow and end the fighting.

Without it religion, history, literature, and art would be useless. He arranges for her to receive a letter purporting to be a love-letter from Montauran to Mme de Gua.

The Chouans, by Honoré de Balzac

View all 5 comments. Balzac plays chuoans these ideas back and forth, like a cat swatting a ball of yarn to and fro between its paws, to the point of tedium. Els decides to overlook all this and to marry her so they agree to meet at Marie’s house in Fougeres. The rest of the book details this tumultuous relationship and the plight of Verneuil as she realizes that her life has been turned upside down by her love for Montauran and her responsibility to bring about his downfall.

Still pockets of resistance remained and therein lies this story.