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Critical Essay by Owen Heathcote

SOURCE: Heathcote, Owen. “Balzac's Go-between: The Case of Honorine.Nineteenth-Century French Studies 22, nos. 1 & 2 (fall-winter 1993-94): 61-76.

In the following essay, Heathcote explores the representation of the themes of creation, dissolution, and recreation of difference in Honorine in terms of space, time, sexuality, and language.

Honorine is one of Balzac's most haunting narratives. It is the story of a young woman, Honorine, who, having deserted her devoted husband, Octave,1 because she cannot requite his affections, has a son by an unnamed lover who deserts her in his turn. After her son's early death, Honorine withdraws into a secret retreat in Paris in order to live independently off her own industry—the creation of artificial flowers. Equally secretly, however, her husband Octave discovers her whereabouts, subsidizes her sales of flowers...

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