La Fausse Maîtresse Book Summary and Study Guide

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LA FAUSSE MAITRESSE is a novel first published in 1841.

The Count Paz, the close and poor friend of the Count Laginski, falls madly in love with his friend's new wife, the Countess Du Rouvre. Obliged to stay at his friend's house, Paz, fearing that the countess would fall in love with him, will pretend that he has a mistress in Paris. As this false mistress is no more than a prostitute, the Countess will lose all interest in Paz's life. But will Paz be able to endure the contempt of his secret love ?
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Main char. serviced by prostitute?    -   Yes Love problems?    -   Obession with uninterested person Lover is    -   chased obsessively but totally uninterested Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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