Le Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac

Le Colonel ChabertLe Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Colonel Chabert marries Rose Chapotel, a prostitute. Colonel Chabert then becomes a French cavalry officer who is held in high esteem by Napoleon Bonaparte. After being severely wounded in the Battle of Eylau (1807), Chabert is recorded as dead and buried with other French casualties. However, he survives and after extricating himself from his own grave is nursed back to health by local peasants.

The English version can be found at Project Gutenberg.

The original French text at La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec.

There is a movie Colonel Chabert (1994) made based on this book, with Gérard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant, Fabrice Luchini.

3* La maison du Chat-qui-pelote (1830)
3* Le bal de Sceaux (1830)
3* La Bourse (1830)
4* La Vendetta (1830)
3* Madame Firmiani (1832)
3* Une Double Famille (1830)
4* La paix du ménage (1830)
3* La Fausse Maîtresse (1842)
3* Étude de femme (1830)
4* Albert Savarus (1842)
4* Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées (1841)
3* Le Colonel Chabert (1844, first published as La transaction, 1832)


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