Ursule Mirouët

Ursule Mirouët

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Synopsis

In 1842, eight years before his death, Balzac described Ursule Mirouet as the masterpiece of all the studies of human society that he had written; he regarded the book as 'a remarkable tour de force'.

An essentially simple tale about the struggle and triumph of innocence reviled, Ursule Mirouet is characterized by that wealth of penetrating observation so readily associated with Balzac's work. The twin themes of redemption and rebirth are illuminated by a consistently passionate rejection of both philosophic and practical materialism in favour of love. In this case love is aided by supernatural intervention, which itself effectively illustrates Balzac's life-long fascination with the occult.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141396705
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 843.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xix, 249
Weight: 206g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 19mm