Lost Illusions

Product Number: EB00676523
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625580573
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The story of Lucien Chardon, a young poet from AngoulEme who tries desperately to make a name for himself in Paris, is a brilliantly realistic and boldly satirical portrait of provincial manners and aristocratic life. Handsome and ambitious but naIve, Lucien is patronized by the beau monde as represented by Madame de Bargeton and her cousin, the formidable Marquise d'Espard, only to be duped by them. Denied the social rank he thought would be his, Lucien discards his poetic aspirations and turns to hack journalism; his descent into Parisian low life ultimately leads to his own death.

Author(s): Honore de Balzac
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2012

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