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BALZAC, H. de: Rabouilleuse (La) (Unabridged)

    
      

 

BALZAC, H. de: Rabouilleuse (La) (Unabridged)

Brothers Philippe and Joseph Bridau are completely unalike: Philippe, braggart and soldier, formerly aide-de-camp to Napoleon, is their mother Agathe’s favourite; Joseph, a poor and aspiring artist, is raised in his brother’s shadow. When Agathe is reduced to poverty and Philippe accrues gambling debts, the family join forces to focus their attentions on Agathe’s brother, Jean-Jacques Rouget, heir to the family fortune. The struggle for his inheritance pits the family against Rouget’s beautiful maid Flore (‘La Rabouilleuse’), the apple of her master’s eye, and her lover, the crafty and manipulative Maxence. Will the greedy Philippe’s efforts save the family, or prove to be their undoing? Will the talented Joseph achieve the acclaim he deserves in the salons of Paris? All is revealed in the thrilling and compassionate denouement of this wonderful book. Also known as The Black Sheep and The Two Brothers, La Rabouilleuse is one of the Scènes de la vie de province in Balzac’s La Comédie humaine.


  La Rabouilleuse (The Black Sheep) (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player La Rabouilleuse 00:12:21
2.   Play with flash player During the visits which Roland's secretary paid… 00:12:09
3.   Play with flash player After Bridau's death the Emperor inquired… 00:10:25
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:12:03
5.   Play with flash player Thus the two widows passed from hollow opulence… 00:09:14
6.   Play with flash player At the end of ten minutes the sweat stood… 00:13:29
7.   Play with flash player A few days after this, the disasters of the retreat… 00:08:25
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:10:18
9.   Play with flash player Madame Bridau rushed to meet her beloved son… 00:12:14
10.   Play with flash player Joseph, who got up at dawn and went to bed early… 00:09:45
11.   Play with flash player The brother and sister were living at this time… 00:10:54
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:10:20
13.   Play with flash player Joseph left his studio and went down to breakfast… 00:10:04
14.   Play with flash player Old Desroches, the last remaining friend… 00:11:03
15.   Play with flash player For the last ten years Madame Descoings had taken… 00:07:39
16.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:11:42
17.   Play with flash player Philippe had ended by acquiring the sang - froid… 00:13:13
18.   Play with flash player The two rose late on Christmas morning. 00:12:56
19.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:10:23
20.   Play with flash player When Joseph related Philippe's position to his… 00:08:10
21.   Play with flash player Two months later, as Agathe was about to start… 00:10:25
22.   Play with flash player While the artist was confiding his brother's affairs… 00:11:04
23.   Play with flash player Chapter 7 00:11:49
24.   Play with flash player While ignorance and custom are invincible… 00:11:13
25.   Play with flash player The young men amused themselves very much… 00:12:22
26.   Play with flash player By this time Gilet had become grand master… 00:09:57
27.   Play with flash player The Knights of Idleness, who were all young… 00:13:42
28.   Play with flash player Chapter 8 00:10:16
29.   Play with flash player A deep silence followed. The pause became… 00:06:49
30.   Play with flash player It is now necessary to relate where the sultana… 00:13:58
31.   Play with flash player That evening, all Issoudun could talk of nothing else… 00:08:29
32.   Play with flash player Chapter 9 00:09:42
33.   Play with flash player The next day Flore looked at her master… 00:10:29
34.   Play with flash player Flore, a born fryer and roaster… 00:09:50
35.   Play with flash player 'Good heavens!' she cried; 'you have neither heart…' 00:09:19
36.   Play with flash player Chapter 10 00:10:14
37.   Play with flash player When they reached the bottom and met the first… 00:10:23
38.   Play with flash player Max, who had overheard old Rouget's words… 00:10:02
39.   Play with flash player From year to year old Hochon grew more petty… 00:09:06
40.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:11:21
41.   Play with flash player Joseph looked at the two young men… 00:11:36
42.   Play with flash player A supper worthy of La Cognette brightened… 00:09:30
43.   Play with flash player The Hochons were not clever enough to match Max. 00:10:37
44.   Play with flash player Chapter 12 00:09:41
45.   Play with flash player On the morrow, Joseph did not wake up till midday. 00:10:06
46.   Play with flash player In fact, before evening many persons in Issoudun… 00:09:20
47.   Play with flash player After three weeks' stay in Issoudun… 00:11:49
48.   Play with flash player Chapter 13 00:11:27
49.   Play with flash player While Monsieur Hochon went to find Gritte… 00:12:52
50.   Play with flash player Shortly after, while Monsieur Mouilleron… 00:13:29
51.   Play with flash player Chapter 14 00:11:19
52.   Play with flash player On a hint from Philippe, Monsieur Hochon… 00:11:37
53.   Play with flash player After obtaining his situation, Philippe… 00:11:10
54.   Play with flash player Everyone can imagine the scenes which… 00:12:02
55.   Play with flash player Chapter 15 00:11:25
56.   Play with flash player This lion, tangled in the meshes Philippe Bridau… 00:11:04
57.   Play with flash player Monsieur Hochon found old Rouget in his bedroom… 00:08:44
58.   Play with flash player Old Rouget, turning a deaf ear to Monsieur… 00:08:51
59.   Play with flash player Chapter 16 00:12:13
60.   Play with flash player At eight o'clock the next morning… 00:12:55
61.   Play with flash player Agathe, informed by Madame Hochon of what… 00:12:13
62.   Play with flash player After breakfast, on the morning succeeding… 00:10:33
63.   Play with flash player Chapter 17 00:10:50
64.   Play with flash player After the Salon of 1823, one of the leading… 00:12:58
65.   Play with flash player Joseph returned to his mother's room… 00:12:44
66.   Play with flash player The woman presently appeared, looking… 00:10:16
67.   Play with flash player No sooner did this occur, than the Comte… 00:09:41

Total Playing Time: 12:08:19






Author(s):
Balzac, Honoré de

Reader(s):
Homewood, Bill

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0367

Barcode: 9781781982532

Release Date: 07/2019

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