Review: A Daughter of Eve by Honoré de Balzac


A Daughter of Eve (Dodo Press)A Daughter of Eve by Honoré de Balzac

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Daughter of Eve is a novel by Honoré de Balzac appeared serialized in December 1838 and January 1839, published in volume at Souverain in August 1839 and then in the edition of Furne in 1842. It takes place in Études de moeurs: Scènes de la vie privée.

It is in this short novel Felix de Vandenesse, the future hero of The Lily of the Valley, made ​​a first appearance.

It is also the first appearance of Ferdinand du Tillet, which is found in Cesar Birotteau. In A Daughter of Eve, Du Tillet married the daughter of the Earl of Granville, sister of the Countess Marie-Angélique Vandenesse.

The English version can be found at Project Gutenberg.

The original French text at La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec.

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)
4* Une fille d’Eve (1839)

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