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1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 1.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Honore de Balzac Narrator: Carlos J. Vega Publisher: Yoyo USA Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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La protagonista de la gran novela de Balzac, publicada en 1846, es Isabel Fischer, apodada la prima Bette, que es una solterona amargada y llena de envidia. Sus rencores se desatan contra todos quienes la rodean y los destruye sin escrupulos.

Cousin Bette (1846), long considered Balzac's last great novel, is a key work in his Comedie humaine. Grounded in a meticulous documentation of contemporary France, this tale is set in the prosperous Paris of Louis-Phillipe and details a jealous woman's campaign of persecution against her own family.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ctb | 5/23/2011

    " Wonderful story teller, vivid details and characters, but sometimes the French are hard to care about in all their snobbery and pretensions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 4/4/2011

    " Wonderful eye for the small and a wit sharpened to a fine point, my only regret is that I don't know enough about the period to really get the best out of Balzac. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/25/2011

    " A wonderful read; fun and witty, satirical and sentimental all at once. A delightful French soap opera that clearly paved the way for the great society tales to come. Balzac broke the mold on this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 2/20/2011

    " A cousin tries to destroy a family from the inside, or is she? I couldn't put this one down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesa | 1/24/2011

    " Wow. What lengths a woman will go to just for a touch of revenge. She's not a very likable protagonist, and I'd hate to have her mad at me, but the writing is good, and so is the plot, and I can't complain about the character development. This is a classic for a reason. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 1/3/2011

    " I would add a few stars. This is one of my all-time favorites! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erma | 4/28/2010

    " It's 1840's Paris and wronged dowdy Cousin Bette seeks revenge against her upper class relatives - and gets it. Really liked the commentary on the new French republic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shokufeh ????? | 4/4/2010

    " This is a very very good book....believe me. "

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