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BALZAC, H. de: Cousin Bette (Unabridged)

    
      

 

BALZAC, H. de: Cousin Bette (Unabridged)

Lisbeth Fischer has lived in the shadow of her beautiful cousin Adeline for much of her life. Pampered while Lisbeth works in the fields, Adeline makes an enviable leap in status when Baron Hulot offers her his hand in marriage. Out of kindness, they bring Lisbeth to Paris, where she falls in love with the artist Wenceslas, her protégé. However, when she is jilted for Adeline’s daughter Hortense, her jealousy and rage exponentially intensify, and she resolves to bring the Hulot family to ruin, employing the cold seductress Valérie Marneffe as her vehicle for revenge. A classic tale of obsession, self-destruction and unabated desire, Cousin Bette is a blazing portrayal of libertine France, and the fatal excesses which drive the novel to its dark end.


  Cousin Bette (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Cousin Bette 00:11:34
2.   Play with flash player During all these preparations – odd, to say the least… 00:11:52
3.   Play with flash player 'I, a widower five years since,' Crevel began… 00:13:41
4.   Play with flash player Madame Hulot looked at Crevel with a hopeful… 00:12:01
5.   Play with flash player From the first days of her married life to the present… 00:09:40
6.   Play with flash player Three years before the conversation reported above… 00:08:08
7.   Play with flash player Lisbeth Fischer, though the daughter of the eldest… 00:14:40
8.   Play with flash player At the time when this drama opens, if Cousin Bette… 00:10:31
9.   Play with flash player Hortense, with an artfulness that would have… 00:11:18
10.   Play with flash player Hulot, after a short silence, which was terrible to… 00:12:27
11.   Play with flash player In 1823 the low rents in these already condemned… 00:11:51
12.   Play with flash player The ignorance in which the dwellers under one roof… 00:10:05
13.   Play with flash player This was the incident that had given rise to… 00:10:19
14.   Play with flash player So Rivet went off to see, on behalf of that poor… 00:12:12
15.   Play with flash player On the day after, these three lives, so differently… 00:11:03
16.   Play with flash player On the following morning, Hortense, who had slept… 00:11:27
17.   Play with flash player The word cousin dazzled the artist's mind… 00:15:48
18.   Play with flash player Mademoiselle Fischer's galley slave, obliged at last… 00:11:48
19.   Play with flash player This state of things lasted for several days. 00:11:17
20.   Play with flash player 'You are as pale as death!' exclaimed Valérie. 00:11:00
21.   Play with flash player Like a true Parisian Creole, Madame Marneffe… 00:13:13
22.   Play with flash player Have you ever observed how in childhood… 00:07:36
23.   Play with flash player At the Bourse, Crevel was regarded as a man… 00:13:17
24.   Play with flash player By seven o'clock Lisbeth had returned home in an… 00:12:55
25.   Play with flash player Hortense looked at her mother, but her head… 00:14:06
26.   Play with flash player When the clerk was out of sight, Fischer called back… 00:13:31
27.   Play with flash player Madame Marneffe particularly wished to be invited… 00:11:14
28.   Play with flash player In Paris, when a woman determines to make a… 00:10:56
29.   Play with flash player Within three months of settling in the Rue Vanneau… 00:12:05
30.   Play with flash player This retrospective explanation, quite necessary after… 00:16:11
31.   Play with flash player The residence Hulot had found for his wife… 00:09:52
32.   Play with flash player The Marshal now came in; he had made such haste… 00:10:18
33.   Play with flash player While the whole family in concert tried to persuade… 00:09:43
34.   Play with flash player 'Did Madame Marneffe ever speak to you of this…' 00:09:38
35.   Play with flash player The door bolted once more, the Brazilian came out… 00:13:45
36.   Play with flash player Madame Marneffe now came in; she saw that… 00:10:31
37.   Play with flash player 'By Heaven! only a woman of the world is capable of…' 00:12:11
38.   Play with flash player 'If we had come to an agreement, like the simple…' 00:12:09
39.   Play with flash player Hortense and Wenceslas had the ground floor… 00:16:01
40.   Play with flash player Superficial thinkers – and there are many in the artist… 00:14:55
41.   Play with flash player Valérie, informed the same evening of this success… 00:13:45
42.   Play with flash player Many men desire to have two editions of the same… 00:15:38
43.   Play with flash player Nothing annoys a married man so much as finding… 00:12:55
44.   Play with flash player Madame Hulot, struck to the heart by the dreadful… 00:12:32
45.   Play with flash player By the end of three weeks, Madame Marneffe… 00:15:14
46.   Play with flash player When Wenceslas returned home and had read… 00:09:40
47.   Play with flash player At eleven o'clock, when the evening was at its gayest… 00:09:31
48.   Play with flash player At nine the next morning, the Baron… 00:09:23
49.   Play with flash player For we all know the secret of our own wrong - doing… 00:06:34
50.   Play with flash player In Paris each ministry is a little town by itself… 00:08:33
51.   Play with flash player The Baron in his distress wrote the following note… 00:10:27
52.   Play with flash player During this relapse into virtue Baron Hulot… 00:09:03
53.   Play with flash player Valérie shot a flash from her eye which would have… 00:09:44
54.   Play with flash player Marriage, no doubt, must be accepted as a tie… 00:08:48
55.   Play with flash player A terrible disaster overthrew the old maid… 00:07:49
56.   Play with flash player She sat down at her desk and wrote as follows… 00:08:27
57.   Play with flash player 'What the devil can that worthy Baroness Hulot want…' 00:09:20
58.   Play with flash player Fearing that Hortense might come in, she bolted… 00:11:40
59.   Play with flash player The words made Madame Hulot shudder… 00:11:34
60.   Play with flash player And at the Vava she tweaked his nose to the right… 00:10:56
61.   Play with flash player Marshal Hulot, being obliged to live in a style suited… 00:11:51
62.   Play with flash player 'You have robbed the State! You have made…' 00:14:47
63.   Play with flash player 'The office vacated by Baron Hulot is the object of…' 00:12:29
64.   Play with flash player Notwithstanding Lisbeth's nursing, Marshal Hulot… 00:13:12
65.   Play with flash player She made Hulot sit down in the splendid… 00:13:12
66.   Play with flash player When Olympe Bijou was gone, Josépha looked… 00:12:04
67.   Play with flash player Thus, about twenty months passed by, during which… 00:10:51
68.   Play with flash player Hortense started in horror. 'Victorin will see…' 00:08:41
69.   Play with flash player The words spoken by Lisbeth, 'He begs from his…' 00:11:34
70.   Play with flash player Josépha rose, and foraging among the rare plants… 00:12:37
71.   Play with flash player At the very time when Madame Hulot was calling… 00:12:16
72.   Play with flash player By seven next morning Lisbeth had driven in a… 00:12:21
73.   Play with flash player Twenty minutes after, Lisbeth and Crevel… 00:10:28
74.   Play with flash player Lisbeth returned to dine in the Rue Louis - le - Grand… 00:06:29
75.   Play with flash player Baron Montès de Montejanos was a social lion… 00:12:49
76.   Play with flash player The Brazilian refilled his glass, bowed to Carabine… 00:12:36
77.   Play with flash player At a wink from Madame Nourrisson, Cydalise cast… 00:12:25
78.   Play with flash player The paradise let to Count Steinbock had been hung… 00:11:22
79.   Play with flash player Towards the end of May, Baron Hulot's pension… 00:12:11
80.   Play with flash player Célestine came back to beg her husband… 00:14:19
81.   Play with flash player Among the many noble associations founded in Paris… 00:10:18
82.   Play with flash player Atala, told by the stove - fitter's daughter that she was… 00:13:56
83.   Play with flash player Adeline, left alone, and looking round the squalid… 00:13:26

Total Playing Time: 16:04:36






Author(s):
Balzac, Honoré de

Reader(s):
Scott, Lucy

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0458

Barcode: 9781781983188

Release Date: 07/2020

 

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