Cousin Pons


Read by Bruce Pirie

(4.6 stars; 16 reviews)

Cousin Pons is one of the final works in Balzac's long novel series titled The Human Comedy. It was published in 1847, along with Cousin Betty, as one of a complementary pair of novels, collectively titled Poor Relations. While Cousin Betty tells the story of a bitter woman who seeks revenge on her wealthier relations, in Cousin Pons, Balzac turns to the story of an timid, innocent man who is exploited and victimized by the wealthier members of his extended family.

Balzac offers probing character portraits and an indictment of greed and materialism in this detailed portrait of mid-19th-century French life. He is considered one of the finest European novelists of his century and a significant influence on the development of literary realism. (Summary by Bruce Pirie) (12 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 12:25 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 2 29:00 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 3 28:44 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 4 27:00 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 5 12:04 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 6 13:48 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 7 24:33 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 8 27:02 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 9 27:20 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 10 27:19 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 11 25:06 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 12 26:28 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 13 27:01 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 14 28:13 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 15 26:24 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 16 23:40 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 17 28:40 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 18 24:38 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 19 19:27 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 20 31:58 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 21 26:37 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 22 25:11 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 23 26:00 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 24 27:46 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 25 25:13 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 26 26:01 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 27 26:38 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 28 22:14 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 29 23:39 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 30 24:02 Read by Bruce Pirie
Chapter 31 22:46 Read by Bruce Pirie

Reviews

cousin pons

(4.5 stars)

A great yarn ~ beautifully written!