Book Reviews of Cousin Bette (The World's Classics)

Cousin Bette (The World's Classics)
Cousin Bette - The World's Classics
Author: Honor'e de Balzac
ISBN-13: 9780192826060
ISBN-10: 0192826069
Publication Date: 6/18/1992
Pages: 528
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Cousin Bette (The World's Classics) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I have wanted to read this forever ... but it took coming upon the film version on tv to actually do it.

I found the tale of revenge and lust and greed to be one of the best "classics" I've ever read. It is suspenseful and clever and funny - and wildly entertaining. Balzac also includes tidbits of day-to-day life in mid nineteenth century Paris, which I found fascinating.

I highly recommend it!
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This is truly one of the world's classics, Balzac being one of the great observers of human social interaction. This was made into a very good film starring Jessica Lange as Bette, but there was an even more fabulous Masterpiece Theatre version many years ago. Worth looking for.