The Ball at Sceaux Book Summary and Study Guide

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THE BALL AT SCEAUX (Le Bal de Sceaux) is a novel written in 1819.

This is the story of Emilie, a young noble girl looking for a husband. She wants him perfect, noble, wealthy and spiritual. Her family is relieved when, at last, the young girl falls in love with Maximilien, a young man she sees at a ball in Sceaux. After three months of flirting, everybody comes back to Paris. A few days later, Emilie discovers that Maximilien is a salesman in a store. The young girl is shocked and doesn't want to see Maximilien anymore. Both will suffer because of Emilie's prejudices
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Lover is    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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