The Ball at Sceaux

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Despite his refined appearance and aristocratic bearing, the unknown, Maximilien Longueville, never tells his identity and seems interested in nobody but his sister, a sickly young girl. The young man finally explains why he secretly tended a store: he did it in order to support his family, sacrificing himself for his sick sister and for his brother, who had departed the country. Though only a short work, The Ball at Sceaux rings with the tension of a much larger novel.

This was terribly boring until pretty much the end, and then it got so good that I didn't want it to end. No more Balzac book club this year, next Balzac in Feburary. Borghese arricchito o Nobile caduto in disgrazia?

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E agora? Muitas reviravoltas aguardam o leitor nessa pequena novela. Eu sou um palerma absolutista, senhor. Jun 28, Jim rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A delightful bagatelle of a story by Balzac, who writes of the youngest daughter of a noble family who is much too particular on the subject of marrying below her station.

She wants someone who is rich, young, noble, slim, with good hair and teeth, and all the other trimmings. She attends an ongoing Ball -- a Festival actually -- at Sceaux with her family and seems to run into the perfect candidate. But he disappears without identifying himself. She finally hunts his down with her old uncle's he A delightful bagatelle of a story by Balzac, who writes of the youngest daughter of a noble family who is much too particular on the subject of marrying below her station.

She finally hunts his down with her old uncle's help. They fall in love with each other -- until she discovers that he is oh horrors! She gives up and marries her old uncle, who is some 50 years her senior. At the end of the story, the young man has become a wealthy viscount -- and the daughter is still very much married to her uncle. May 02, Josh Friedlander rated it it was amazing Shelves: classics. The snobby Emilie learns that beauty and good breeding don't exempt her from the rules, and that people should not be judged by their outward appearance.

Fashions and politics may change - our own egalitarian times have none of the bias toward ancestry that these characters exhibit - but it is still true that "happiness comes fr The snobby Emilie learns that beauty and good breeding don't exempt her from the rules, and that people should not be judged by their outward appearance.

Fashions and politics may change - our own egalitarian times have none of the bias toward ancestry that these characters exhibit - but it is still true that "happiness comes from within". Apr 27, Fazackerly Toast rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction. Granted she's horrible, but you've still got to feel a bit sorry for her - after all, it's not her fault that she's the way she is.

I take some comfort from thinking that Longueville is clearly such a superior person the marriage probably wouldn't have worked out well anyway. Melhor estruturado do que "Ao Chat-qui-Pelote", vemos nesta novela um desenvolvimento mais calmo do que naquela. Feb 24, Marcelo Cardoso rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 08, Arielle rated it really liked it.

I enjoy his writing style. I enjoyed this story better than the first one. It took some time to get in to, though. I was invested, but from a comfortable distance.

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I could read again. Mar 22, Steve Schoenbeck rated it liked it. A very entertaining story about a very snobbish girl. Scenes from a Courtesan's Life.

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Le Bal de Sceaux (The Ball at Sceaux) is the fifth work of Honoré de Balzac, one of the oldest texts of la Comédie Humaine. The first edition of this novella was. The Ball At Sceaux book. Read 35 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Emilie de Fontaine is a spoiled and pround brat. She rejects all.

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