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Colonel Chabert

By: Balzac, Honore de

Part of the Alma classics series
0714549088 / 9780714549088
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101 pages
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An old man arrives at the offices of the lawyer Derville, claiming to be Colonel Chabert, a hero of the Napoleonic Wars who was left for dead on the battlefield, but in fact managed to survive under a pile of corpses before spending years as a recovering amnesiac.

Having returned to Paris and discovered that his wife has married an aristocrat who has liquidated all his assets, Chabert enlists the help of Derville to recover both his name and his fortune.

Part of Balzac's La Comédie humaine cycle, 'Colonel Chabert' is a poignant tale about the pursuit of justice, as well as a portrait of France's transition from the Napoleonic Empire to the Restoration.


FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945), FYT Fiction in translation

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