A Harlot High and Low by Honoré de Balzac

By Honoré de Balzac

Good-looking would-be poet Lucien Chardon is bad and naive, yet hugely bold. Failing to make his identify in his boring provincial fatherland, he's taken up via a patroness, the desirable married lady Madame de Bargeton, and prepares to forge his method within the glamorous beau monde of Paris. yet Lucien has entered a global way more risky than he learned, as Madame de Bargeton's acceptance turns into compromised and the fickle, venomous denizens of the courts and salons conspire to maintain him out in their ranks. Lucien finally learns that, anyplace he is going, expertise counts for not anything compared to cash, intrigue and unscrupulousness. "Lost Illusions" is without doubt one of the maximum novels within the wealthy procession of the Comedie humaine, Balzac's panoramic social and ethical historical past of his instances.

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Antes ha dicho que “la libertad es uno de los más preciosos dones que a los hombres dieron los cielos”, causa por la que Sancho, ya al ver su casa, afirma que don Quijote regresa “vencido de los brazos ajenos, pero vencedor de sí mismo”. Poco tiempo después, don Quijote muere, rodeado del amor de los suyos. Lo llora, con dulces y a un tiempo amargas palabras, su fiel escudero, Sancho. ¿Qué sucede? ¿Por qué don Quijote ha de volver a ser Alonso Quijano, el Bueno? ¿Lo asesina la realidad? Él ¿sólo puede vivir en su fantasía?

Lo único que se puede decir es que todo personaje, cuando es verosímil, supera al autor que lo crea. Si Cervantes quería hacer una burla de las novelas de caballerías, el fruto resultó superior a su intento. Cervantes creó un personaje universal, que vive e inspira a poetas, músicos, pintores, escritores en todo el mundo. No todo tiempo pasado fue mejor, es cierto; pero se debe decir que tampoco todo tiempo pasado fue peor. Las generaciones pasan, igual que las hojas de los árboles y, pese a todo, algo de esas hojas permanece y dura.

Lo único que se puede decir es que todo personaje, cuando es verosímil, supera al autor que lo crea. Si Cervantes quería hacer una burla de las novelas de caballerías, el fruto resultó superior a su intento. Cervantes creó un personaje universal, que vive e inspira a poetas, músicos, pintores, escritores en todo el mundo. No todo tiempo pasado fue mejor, es cierto; pero se debe decir que tampoco todo tiempo pasado fue peor. Las generaciones pasan, igual que las hojas de los árboles y, pese a todo, algo de esas hojas permanece y dura.

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