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UNE DOUBLE FAMILLE has been first published in 1831 before becoming integrated in the Human Comedy in 1842.
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The Count de Granville marries a young girl of his hometown and brings her to Paris. The Countess is a bigot who refuses to share with the Count the social life of the big city. After a few years, the Count's love for his wife wanes. One day, on his way home, the Count notices a poor young woman through the windows of an old building. He will fall in love with Caroline, get her settled in a nice apartment, and have children with her and live a double life.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   marriage/relationship going to pieces Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Wife Taboo sex story?    -   Yes Lover is    -   of a different social class Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


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

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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