DOWNLOAD PDF Ä Ursula - by Honoré de Balzac Katherine Prescott Wormeley #2020


  • Title: Ursula
  • Author: Honoré de Balzac Katherine Prescott Wormeley
  • ISBN: 9781595690531
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback

  • Ursula By Honoré de Balzac Katherine Prescott Wormeley Ursula original French title Ursule Mirouet, 1842 forms one part of Scenes from Provincial Life, a series of novels whose other major work is Eugenie Grandet examining manners and morals in the French provinces Among all the novels of Honore de Balzac 1799 1850 , none depicts so penetratingly the small mindedness, avarice, and envy of the provincial lower m Ursula original French title Ursule Mirouet, 1842 forms one part of Scenes from Provincial Life, a series of novels whose other major work is Eugenie Grandet examining manners and morals in the French provinces Among all the novels of Honore de Balzac 1799 1850 , none depicts so penetratingly the small mindedness, avarice, and envy of the provincial lower middle classes In Ursula, no limitations based on morality or decency will hold these people back in their effort to acquire wealth and influence Along with Stendhal, Balzac is the most important French novelist of the first half of the nineteenth century, and a founder of the realistic novel in Europe His principal work is the unfinished cycle The Human Comedy French La Comedie Humaine, which includes Scenes from Provincial Life , in which he attempted, in than 80 volumes, to depict the society of his time in its entirety.
    Honoré de Balzac Katherine Prescott Wormeley
    Honor de Balzac was a nineteenth century French novelist and playwright His magnum opus was a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Com die humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napol on Bonaparte in 1815.Due to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature He is renowned for his multi faceted characters even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities His writing influenced many famous authors, including the novelists Marcel Proust, mile Zola, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, Henry James and Jack Kerouac, as well as important philosophers such as Friedrich Engels Many of Balzac s works have been made into films, and they continue to inspire other writers.An enthusiastic reader and independent thinker as a child, Balzac had trouble adapting himself to the teaching style of his grammar school His willful nature caused trouble throughout his life, and frustrated his ambitions to succeed in the world of business When he finished school, Balzac was apprenticed as a legal clerk, but he turned his back on law after wearying of its inhumanity and banal routine Before and during his career as a writer, he attempted to be a publisher, printer, businessman, critic, and politician He failed in all of these efforts La Com die Humaine reflects his real life difficulties, and includes scenes from his own experience.Balzac suffered from health problems throughout his life, possibly due to his intense writing schedule His relationship with his family was often strained by financial and personal drama, and he lost than one friend over critical reviews In 1850, he married Ewelina Ha ska, his longtime paramour he died five months later.

    Ursula By Honoré de Balzac Katherine Prescott Wormeley

    Commentaires:

    Elizabeth (Alaska)
    In the early pages of reading this I knew this is why I read Balzac In those first chapters he presented his characters, set the scene and established the plot in prose at once readable and complex I was a bit disconcerted, however, because everything seemed too good and too easy so unlike Balzac I need not have worried as soon as I had those thoughts, Balzac turned the story inside out Doctor Minoret s legal heirs couldn t trip over themselves quickly enough with their greed and hate for Ursula [...]

    Jim
    In several of my Balzac reviews, I have noted the presence of a cabal that strives out of greed and envy to bankrupt the hero or heroine and enrich themselves at their expense In most of the novels, the hero or heroine is totally undone This, for example, is the case in Cousin Pons, the three novels making up Lost Illusions, Cousin Bette, and The Black Sheep.In Ursule Mirouet, however, Honor de Balzac takes a different tack altogether In this sole case, the eponymous heroine ends up happy and th [...]

    Velma
    My first Balzac, and although I hear it s not his absolute best, it was a wild carriage ride straight through til the surprise ending Definitely Balzac in my future.

    Thistle
    The skeleton of a small town, Nemours And yet, I struggled to feel the liveliness, the dynamism ,the operations even, of this town Reading this piece, I felt like I was not reading a story as much as I was reading a frame Rather than responding to events alongside characters, a reader is left feeling the construction of Balzac s plot has been learned and understood I liken it a little to the discovery of some piece of historical knowledge that is known in its entirety or at least as much we may [...]

    Steve
    Not exactly what I would have expected from one of the fathers of Realism Ursule Mirouet is part of of Balzac s Scenes from a Provincial Life, and the story seemed, for about half of the book or , to unfold predictably enough A good as gold and beautiful girl raised by her benevolent but aged godfather in a small French town teaming with petty jealousies It s the late 1820s, and the shadow of the Revolution and Napoleon still haunt the land The godfather and physician was a part of those great e [...]

    Ellen
    I love Balzac s work His detailed realism of early 19th century France draws such a vivid image of life in that era And yet I so often hate his good guy characters and the unconvincing moral development of his characters For example, Ursula herself is an utterly flat character she typifies the Perfectly Moral Lady of the era She s also sort of annoyingly delicate and lacks sense in a way that Balzac seems to introduce merely as a plot device it didn t make sense that someone as allegedly intelli [...]

    Ali
    Ursule Mirouet 1842 author_blog

    Sally
    When elderly Dr Minoret settles in his family home town with a young female ward, Ursule, his vulture like relatives are ever in the wings waiting to inherit brilliant almost Dickensian descriptions bring these unsavory folk to life They grow to hate Ursule, convinced she is scheming to get their money Without giving too much away, a crime is committed, there s a touch of the supernatural and a pair of starcrossed loversHad me enthralled from page 1 Balzac at his unputdownable best

    Davidg
    My first Balzac for many years It took a little getting re acclimatised to the pace and nuances of early 19th century French society for example, the use of the name Minoret, sometimes means the Doctor and sometimes the Postmaster.When I first read Balzac, I preferred him to Dickens at times, because of his lack of sentimentality and that he doesn t always tie everything together in a neat happy ending He is also realistic in his characters, not having the gallery of characters that Dickens has [...]

    Jackson Cyril
    A short novel, but which encompasses all the things we love in Balzac detailed descriptions of France, a profound knowledge of French law and a brilliant cast of characters Balzac considered it one of his great masterpieces, and while I don t think this is his best, I won t dispute its brilliance.

    Quinn Slobodian
    Rural French social classes moving like the Coney Island Cyclone Old money now poor, new money, old poor money made new money again All turns on a scrap of paper, a scrip, and eventually, beautifully, on a serial number penciled onto the end sheets of a book Libraries are bought at high prices only to be scoured for financial documents, furniture dismantled to find bonds, couches to find stocks And in the middle of it all, a Swedenborgian psychic intervenes to take us by the hand and lead us to [...]

    Sam
    It is little wonder that this story was stuck in limbo in Balzac s mind for six years before he finally penned it There is a great amount of complexity in this story before its ultimate resolution The only reason I gave this a rating of 4 instead of 5 stars is due to the early portions where Balzac spends time laying out the family relations of the prime characters It is essential to the story but I found myself being bogged down by the genealogy section.

    James F
    Moral Greedy relatives who secretly steal inheritances will be exposed and punished by God I hope this isn t a spoiler everything is strongly foreshadowed from the beginning Balzac s novels don t really depend much on surprise plot twists The first novel of the second division of La Com die humaine, Sc nes de la Vie de province, this was very different from the other books I ve read of Balzac It is a very well structured book not always Balzac s strong point Unlike his realistic novels, it has [...]

    Gláucia Renata
    rsula Mirouet uma rf que foi criada por um aparentado idoso, cuja maior preocupa o deixa la amparada financeiramente ap s sua morte Sua preocupa o mais justific vel, tendo em vista as rigorosas leis de heran a que protegem herdeiros de sangue mais diretos A a o se passa em Nemours, prov ncia onde as fam lias principais s o quase todas aparentadas O velho tio Minouret passou a vida economizando a fim de deixar rsula em posi o confort vel mas n o contava com a ambi o de seus parentes mais diretos, [...]

    Janae
    Spoiler alert I loved it I enjoyed the ending I love that good won over evil I liked how the author showed a full range of human behavior, from the most greedy, grabbing, selfish individuals to pure, principled, faith loving people, and those who reformed their behavior I loved the heart warming relationship between Ursula and her godfather, as well as her relationship with the priest and Savinien Ursula was an inspiration, a model of living a pious life, aiming for self improvement and pleasing [...]

    Ana-Catrina
    I m glad my mother had me read Balzac as a teenager Back then it was exciting, new, with unexpected turns Ursula was one I hadn t read yet But reading it now, as an adult, it was somewhat boring, old, predictable I think I have read so much about that era, that most of the story lines that were thrilling for a teenager, and even for Balzac s contemporaries, are just same old same old for me now.

    Dagny
    Dr Minoret, eighty three and wealthy, has a fifteen year old ward, Ursula Mirouette A very sweet girl without the wiles or inclination to fight against the doctor s avarious relatives.There is humor in this story, especially with the different family branches and keeping their names straight but it gets a bit serious when the doctor dies and his will is missing Now each of the heirs is fighting for the major share of the inheritance.

    Michelle
    Balzac keenly observes details of society during his time and depicts it clearly and unfiltered in his work His characters are complex and morally ambiguous thus truly human.In his book Ursula Balzac examines the manners and morals in the French provinces and penetratingly depicts the small mindedness, avarice, and envy of the provincial lower middle classes, who will go to any length no matter how immoral or indecent to acquire wealth and influence.

    Narendra Jussien
    Ursule Mirou t est une histoire de revenants et de revenus Le bon docteur Minoret revient d entre les morts une justification par le magn tisme animal est propos e par Balzac pour r tablir dans son bon droit sa filleule Ursule spoli e par ses innomables h ritiers Balzac nous tient sans nous l cher d un bout l autre dans cette histoire

    David
    This wasn t my favorite of Balzac s works, but it is certainly not one of his worst It has a few unconvincing moments, but for the most part it is a pretty good example of Balzac s finer work I mean, it is no Lost Illusions, A Harlot High and Low, or Father Goriot, but it is still a well written story Much better than Seraphita.

    Faouzia
    j ai aim le livre, malgr que Balzac n est pas mon auteur pr f r , mais cette Ursule est jusqu maintenant mon meilleur personnage qu a crit Balzac.j ai aim la simplicit de ce personnage et le rythme de la vie de province tous ces complot entre h ritier m ont fait vraiment rire, Balzac a pu peindre ce c t mesquin des tres humains et j ai eu piti pour cette petite

    Lisa
    There s some silly nonsense in this story somnambulism, prescient dreams and premonitions and a Hand of God that s very heavy indeed, but somehow Balzac manages to pull it off I can t say that I think Ursula s marriage is going to be one made in heaven either

    Sunjay
    The second half of the book is all deux ex machina, but hey, a happy ending from Balzac After reading so many downers in La Comedie Humaine, it s extremely satisfying to see the good guys win once in a while.

    Sylvia
    I read this in French, so ya, I missed a few nuances In general I like the 19th century writers and spefically Balzac always turns out a good tale, but unless you are taking Balzac course you ll probably never need to encounter this particular story.

    Martin
    One of my favorite Balzac books A thrilling end.

    Tara
    Now, a book just about the Abbe and the Doctor and his frenemy would have been excellent

    Steve Gordon
    Brilliant short work old Balzac drives you hard to the last page.

    Fazackerly Toast
    well this one was so riveting I could barely turn the pages fast enough I gave up reading the French, I was so keen to find out what happened Then I had to go back and read the French after.

    William Jenkins
    I pronounce this the summer of Balzac

    Scott Wilson
    A short, complicated story that is overlooked due to the Balzac s prolific writing It can be finished in a day and is well worth it provided that you are a Balzac fan.

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