The three sections were:.
In this letter, Balzac went on to say that the "Etudes de Moeurs" would study the effects of society and touch on all genders, social classes, ages and professions of people. Meanwhile, the "Etudes philosophiques" would study the causes of these effects.
Finally, the third "analytical" section would study the principles behind these phenomena. For this edition, novels which had appeared in serial form were stricken of their chapter titles.
Balzac's intended collection was never finished. In , Balzac wrote a complete catalogue of the ensemble which includes works he started or envisioned but never finished. In some cases, Balzac moved a work around between different sections as his overall plan developed; the catalogue given below represents that last version of that process. Balzac's works were slow to be translated into English because they were perceived as unsuitable for Victorian readers. Ives and others in Philadelphia — In , Balzac wrote a preface an "Avant-propos" to the whole ensemble in which he explained his method and the collection's structure.
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The importance of the woman is underlined by Balzac's contention that, while a biologist may gloss over the differences between a male and female lion, "in Society the woman is not simply the female of the man". He then describes his writer's role as a "secretary" who is transcribing society's "history"; moreover, he posits that he is interested in something that no previous historian has attempted: a history of "moeurs" customs, manners and morals.
He also notes his desire to go behind the surface of events, to show the reasons and causes for social phenomena.
Balzac's first novel Les Chouans was inspired by this vogue and tells of the rural inhabitants of Brittany during the revolution with Cooper-like descriptions of their dress and manners. Many of Balzac's shorter works have elements taken from the popular "roman noir" or gothic novel , but often the fantastic elements are used for very different purposes in Balzac's work.
His use of the magical ass' skin in La Peau de chagrin for example becomes a metaphor for diminished male potency and a key symbol of Balzac's conception of energy and will in the modern world. In a similar way, Balzac undermines the character of Melmoth the Wanderer in his "Melmoth Reconciled": Balzac takes a character from a fantastic novel by Charles Robert Maturin who has sold his soul for power and long life and has him sell his own power to another man in Paris Condition: D'occasion - Comme neuf.
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This novel by Balzac takes place not in a garret but in a poker house, where Nucingen and his family live and struggle. Mystery, social commentary, the occult, decadence - nobody did it better than Balzac. Ruiz moves the action from s Paris to s Chile, and he's a master of lit-history ghost stories: see a photo and trailer here. Well, this novel begins with an unwell Baronesse moving into a poker house with her husband; philosophical and ghostly intrigue await.
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