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Book Information: Colonel Chabert

Colonel Chabert (1832) [Novella]
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Series: Human Comedy, the

Summary (From the publisher):

Colonel Chabert, a Napoleonic War hero supposedly killed in the Battle of Eylau, returns to Paris after a long convalescence to find his wife remarried, and his pension gone. He employs a young, well-known lawyer to at least reclaim his pension. It is a game of wits: first to convince the lawyer that he is who he says he is; secondly to get his wife to admit to his identity and thereby give up some of her wealth. Once the lawyer believes Chabert's story, the wife must be made to part with his pension...

Original title: Le Colonel Chabert
Original languages: French

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Colonel Chabert

Colonel Chabert (1997)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Carol Cosman
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Manifested in:

Colonel Chabert (November 17, 1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 0811213595
Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.9 x 0.3
Pages: 101

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