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Letters of Two Brides 

Letters of Two Brides 
By Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) 
Translated by R. S. Scott. 

Letters of Two Brides is an epistolary novel. The two brides are Louise de 
Chaulieu (Madame Gaston) and Renée de Maucombe (Madame 
l’Estorade). The women became friends during their education at a 
convent and upon leaving began a life-long correspondence. For a 17 year 
period, they exchange letters describing their lives. 

Michelle Crandall reads Renee’s letters, and Kara Shallenberg reads 
Louise’s. Letters from the men in their lives are read by Peter Yearsley, 
David Barnes, Denny Sayers, and Sean McKinley. 

Total running time: 09:09:20. 

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Cover picture by Frederick Hendrik Kaemmerer (d. 1902). Copyright expired in U.S., 
Canada, EU. and all countries with author's life +70 yrs laws. Cover design by Janette 
Brown. This design is in the public domain. 

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