Modeste Mignon


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(3.8 stars; 6 reviews)

Modeste Mignon, a young provincial woman of romantic temperament, imagines herself to be in love with the famous Parisian poet Melchior de Canalis. However, he is not moved by her attentions. He invites his secretary Ernest de la Brière to "deal with the matter". Ernest answers Modeste's letters in his name and acts as her lover, disguised as Canalis. The scene changes dramatically when Ernest discoveres that Modeste is, in fact, a rich heiress. Will he be able to win her heart despite his lie? (Summary by Wikipedia, revised by Stav Nisser.)

(9 hr 28 min)

Chapters

01 - Dedication and Chapter 1 - The Chalet 20:40 Read by Don W. Jenkins
02 - A Portrait from Life 13:17 Read by Ata Khudayberdiev
03 - Preliminaries 19:34 Read by Don W. Jenkins
04 - A Simple Story 17:40 Read by Don W. Jenkins
05 - The Problem Still Unsolved 17:49 Read by Don W. Jenkins
06 - A Maiden's First Romance 21:54 Read by Don W. Jenkins
07 - A Poet of the Angelic School 27:40 Read by Don W. Jenkins
08 - Blade to Blade 21:33 Read by Don W. Jenkins
09 - The Power of the Unseen 17:24 Read by Don W. Jenkins
10 - The Marriage of Souls 24:06 Read by Don W. Jenkins
11 - What Comes of Correspondence 16:06 Read by Don W. Jenkins
12 - A Declaration of Love, Set to Music 22:34 Read by Chris Caron
13 - A Full-Length Portrait of Monsieur de la Briere 25:10 Read by Don W. Jenkins
14 - Matters Grown Complicated 24:15 Read by Don W. Jenkins
15 - A Father Steps in 27:08 Read by Don W. Jenkins
16 - Disenchanted 11:32 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
17 - A Third Suitor 21:51 Read by Don W. Jenkins
18 - A Splendid First Appearance 21:13 Read by Don W. Jenkins
19 - Of which the Author Thinks a Good Deal 23:56 Read by Don W. Jenkins
20 - The Poet Does his Exercises 20:56 Read by Don W. Jenkins
21 - Modeste Plays her Part 20:38 Read by Chris Caron
22 - A Riddle Guessed 18:22 Read by Don W. Jenkins
23 - Butscha Distinguishes himself 16:29 Read by Anna Simon
24 - The Poet Feels that he is Loved too Well 22:18 Read by Don W. Jenkins
25 - A Diplomatic Letter 15:41 Read by Don W. Jenkins
26 - True Love 14:58 Read by Don W. Jenkins
27 - A Girl's Revenge 15:11 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
28 - Modeste Behaves with Dignity 15:26 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
29 - Conclusion 13:24 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet

Reviews

(1 stars)

S.O.S. Bruce Pirie we need you. Please do a second version of this book or it is lost to all. You are THE interpreter of Balzac's works.

(3 stars)

Good story,but alas reader too American for this to sound appropriate.