Dec 08, Lisa rated it did not like it Shelves: c19th , france , kindle. Oh, this is awful!
No trivia or quizzes yet. With yourself and a woman who is beneath you, the delights of vanity are all on her side. But whither are our calculations taking us? Not content with this, it has sought to know the number of animals, and their kinds. May 30, Moonlight rated it did not like it.
I have really enjoyed reading La Comedie Humaine, but this rant about marriage is tedious. It's a collection of what he calls 'meditations' and axioms, and really I should have taken the author's advice when he says that women should not read it, because the rubbish he writes about women has value only in depicting just how awful it must have been to be a woman in 19th century France where reductive opinions about the 'nature of women' consigned them to predetermined roles.
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It is sour and sardonic and the flashes of wisdom are too few and far between to make it worthwhile reading. Nov 01, Scott Wilson rated it it was ok. This book, written directly before Balzac began The Human Comedy, is pretty tough to read compared to his other works.
It has been compared to Stendhal's Love, which I thought was terrible. It is not a novel, but a guide for men who potentially want to marry.
Although there are some funny parts - "A man ought not to marry without having studied anatomy, and dissected at least one woman" - I would stick to nearly any other book in the Human Comedy. Un livre sur la vie.
La vie avec une femme. Une femme d'aujourd'hui? View 1 comment. Sep 05, Guy rated it liked it Shelves: balzac , france. This is an essay, a breakdown of a basic plot line about domesticity.
Maybe a couple of cute incidents, but mostly boring and tedious. Ivo Stoykov rated it it was amazing Nov 27, Iris Laevigata rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Csaba rated it liked it Jun 13, Vahe rated it really liked it Feb 03, Max rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Roseland rated it liked it May 30, Felicia Davin rated it liked it May 06, Christiana Wildburn rated it liked it Feb 08, Sabine rated it liked it Jan 02, Ig rated it did not like it Aug 19, Toheed Khan rated it liked it Jul 07, Simon Blanchette rated it liked it Apr 16, RA rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Mirage rated it it was ok Dec 15, Cheer rated it it was ok Dec 12, Kris Snufkin rated it really liked it Dec 27, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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