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Cousin Pons: Part Two of Poor Relations
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date August 1, 1978
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140442052
ISBN-10 0140442057
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $17.00 says people who bought this book also bought:
The Black Sheep | A Harlot High and Low | Eugenie Grandet | Cousin Bette | Lost Illusions | Pere Goriot | The Human Comedy
Summaries and Reviews
Pons, a mild-mannered old man, is treated with spiteful contempt by his wealthy relations (view table of contents) description: Product Description: Mild, harmless and ugly to behold, the impoverished Pons is an ageing musician whose brief fame has fallen to nothing. Living a placid Parisian life as a bachelor in a shared apartment with his friend Schmucke, he maintains only two passions: a devotion to fine dining in the company of wealthy but disdainful relatives, and a dedication to the collection of antiques. When these relatives become aware of the true value of his art collection, however, their sneering contempt for the parasitic Pons rapidly falls away as they struggle to obtain a piece of the weakening man's inheritance. Taking its place in the Human Comedy as a companion to Cousin Bette, the darkly humorous Cousin Pons is among of the last and greatest of Balzac's novels concerning French urban society: a cynical, pessimistic but never despairing consideration of human nature.

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With Honore de Balzac, Nathalie M. Fedynsky | from Macmillan Pub Co (May 1, 1987); titled "Geriatric Medication Handbook for Health Professionals"
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