This edition brings together two works by Honoré de Balzac. The first novel or novella in this edition is Le Colonel Chabert . The second, a less well-known part of Balzac’s oevre, are the five stories constituting Peines de coeur d'une chatte anglaise. These stories are directly linked to La Comédie Humaine. They are parables which make the reader reflect on human society through the eyes of animals. These five stories were written by Honoré de Balzac as a contribution to a series of short stories, plays, etc collected and edited by Pierre-Jules Hetzel, in Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux. Études de mœurs contemporaines. The five episodes or novellas written by Balzac are collected and published in this edition.
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