The Marriage Contract
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The Marriage Contract

By Honoré de Balzac
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Le Contrat de mariage (English: A Marriage Contract or A Marriage Settlement) is an 1835 novel by French author Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) and included in the Scènes de la vie privée section of his novel sequence La Comédie humaine. Set in Bordeaux, it describes the marriage of a Parisian gentleman, Paul de Manerville, to the beautiful but spoiled Spanish heiress, Natalie Evangelista.
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Table of Contents
  • THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT
    • Translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley
      • DEDICATION To Rossini.
    • Contents
      • THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT
      • ADDENDUM
  • THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT
    • CHAPTER I. PRO AND CON
    • CHAPTER II. THE PINK OF FASHION
    • CHAPTER III. THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT—FIRST DAY
    • CHAPTER IV. THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT—SECOND DAY
    • CHAPTER V. THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT—THIRD DAY
    • CHAPTER VI. CONCLUSION
    • ADDENDUM
      • The following personages appear in other stories of the Human Comedy.
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