Colonel Chabert Paperback
Part of the Hesperus Classics series
Balzac's radiant story recounts the history of Colonel Chabert, a disenfranchised hero of the Napoleonic wars.
Left for dead on the battlefield of Eylau, Chabert has spent years as an amnesiac in an asylum.
The novel begins with his return to the life he left behind: only to discover that in his absence, his entire life - family, society, identity - has changed.
With Napoleon deposed, France's aristocracy has returned to power 'as if the Revolution never occurred'.
With Chabert supposedly dead, his wife is now married to a Count.
Sickened by his wife's pretence not to recognise him, and the titled society which spurns his former meritorious deeds, Chabert vows to recover his money, his reputation and his name.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/03/2003
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781843910374