Colonel Chabert (Paperback)

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By Honore De Balzac, Carol Cosman (Translator)
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Colonel Chabert, a Napoleonic War hero supposedly killed in the Battle of Eylau, returns to Paris after a long convalescence to find his wife remarried, and his pension gone. He employs a young, well-known lawyer to at least reclaim his pension. It is a game of wits: first to convince the lawyer that he is who he says he is; secondly to get his wife to admit to his identity and thereby give up some of her wealth. Once the lawyer believes Chabert's story, the wife must be made to part with his pension...
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811213592
ISBN-10: 0811213595
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: November 17th, 1997
Pages: 101
Language: English