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Colonel Chabert
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Directions
Publication date November 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780811213592
ISBN-10 0811213595
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $11.95
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The story of a French military hero of the Napoleonic Wars, long assumed to be dead, tries to recover his fortune and former wife through the help of a famous Parisian lawyer.

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...

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