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Cousin Pons

Honoré de Balzac

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Cousin Pons is one of the final works in Balzac's long novel series titled The Human Comedy. It was published in 1847, along with Cousin Betty, as one of a complementary pair of novels, collectively titled Poor Relations. While Cousin Betty tells the story of a bitter woman who seeks revenge on her wealthier relations, in Cousin Pons, Balzac turns to the story of an timid, innocent man who is exploited and victimized by the wealthier members of his extended family. Balzac offers probing character portraits and an indictment of greed and materialism in this detailed portrait of mid-19th-century French life. He is considered one of the finest European novelists of his century and a significant influence on the development of literary realism. (Summary by Bruce Pirie)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bruce Pirie

Length:

12h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

26:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

26:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

22:47