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The Country Parson

(1896)
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Excerpt from The Country Parson: Le Cure De Village Perhaps in no instance of Balzac's work is his singular fancy for pulling that work about more remarkably instanced and illustrated than in the case of "The Country Parson." The double date, 1837-1845, which the author attached to it, in his usual conscientious manner, to indicate these revisions, has a greater signification than almost anywhere else. When the book, or rather its constituent parts, first appeared in the Presse for 1839, having been written the winter before, not only was it very different in detail, but the order of the parts was altogether dissimilar. Balzac here carried out his favorite plan - a plan followed by many other authors no doubt, but always, as it seems to me, of questionable wisdom - that of beginning in the middle and then "throwing back" with a long retrospective and explanatory digression. In this version the story of Tascheron's crime and its punishment came first; and it was not till after the execution that the early history of Veronique (who gave her name to this part as to a "Suite du Cure de Village") was introduced. This history ceased at the crisis of her life; and when it was taken up in a third part, called "Vronique au Tombeau," only the present conclusion of the book, with her confession, was given. The long account of her sojourn at Montegnac, of her labors there, of the episode of Farrabesche, and so forth, did not appear till 1841, when the whole book, with the inversions and insertions just indicated, appeared in such a changed form that even the indefatigable M. de Lovenjoul dismisses as "impossible" the idea of exhibiting a complete picture of the various changes made. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original

 
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September 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Country Parson: Le Cure De Village (1896)
Author(s): Honore De Balzac
ISBN: 1-167-11177-X / 978-1-167-11177-8 (USA edition)
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December 2009 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Country Parson: Le Cure De Village (1896)
Author(s): Honore De Balzac
ISBN: 1-120-82042-1 / 978-1-120-82042-6 (USA edition)
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December 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Country Parson
Author(s): Honore de Balzac
ISBN: 0-559-69255-2 / 978-0-559-69255-0 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Country Parson: Le Cure De Village (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Honore de Balzac
ISBN: 1-331-21836-5 / 978-1-331-21836-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Country Parson; (Le Cure de Village) & Albert Savaron (De Savarus)
Author(s): Honore de Balzac
ISBN: 1-230-10077-6 / 978-1-230-10077-7 (USA edition)
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Comedie Humaine,: . The Country Parson (le Cure De Village) 1896...
Author(s): Honore de Balzac, George Saintsbury
ISBN: 1-247-16398-9 / 978-1-247-16398-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Country Parson: Le Cure De Village (1896)
Author(s): Honore De Balzac
ISBN: 1-166-99722-7 / 978-1-166-99722-9 (USA edition)
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November 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Country Parson: Le Cure De Village (1896)
Author(s): Honore De Balzac
ISBN: 1-120-74107-6 / 978-1-120-74107-3 (USA edition)
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December 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Country Parson
Author(s): Honore de Balzac
ISBN: 0-559-69252-8 / 978-0-559-69252-9 (USA edition)
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December 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Country Parson
Author(s): Honore de Balzac
ISBN: 0-559-69245-5 / 978-0-559-69245-1 (USA edition)
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December 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Country Parson
Author(s): Honore de Balzac
ISBN: 0-559-69249-8 / 978-0-559-69249-9 (USA edition)
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