The Ball at Sceaux - Honoré de Balzac

The Ball at Sceaux

By Honoré de Balzac

  • Release Date: 1830-01-01
  • Genre: Littérature sentimentale


Young Emilie de Fontaine is considering what she would prefer in a husband. At nineteen she is the darling of her relatives and tyrannizes ruthlessly over them. Having decided that she will settle for nothing less than the son of a peer of France, she treats her admirers with scorn. She is intrigued by a handsome young man she sees at the ball but is unable to discover his identity.