"I think this is a brilliant book for a couple of reasons. To start, it tackles a subject so emotionally charged that it is very difficult not to let the drama overwhelm everything. Slavery, like the holocaust, is a difficult thing to write about w..."
"My experience with 19th Century literature is still very spotty, and this is the only Balzac novel I have read (so far), so take my comments with a grain of salt. I have read books from this era that showed a greater understanding of human nature ..."