The short novel The Marriage Contract is part of the Scenes From Private Life section of Honore de Balzac's epic masterpiece of nineteenth-century realism, The Human Comedy. It delves directly into the question of the nature of marriage, which was rapidly evolving during the period. Kind-hearted bachelor Paul de Manerville becomes deeply smitten with the comely Natalie Evangelista and wants to marry for love, but Natalie and her scheming mother have their eyes on his vast fortune.
Intro Title Contents 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.
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