Devil in Paris
the Devil in Paris is a publication of collective works joined together and published by Pierre-Jules Hetzel in 1845 and 1846. Illustrated mainly by Grandville and Gavarni, the texts were of Balzac, Georges Sand, Leon Gozlan, Charles Nodier and of Hetzel itself under the name of P. - J. Stahl.
A wink with the human Comedy of Balzac joined together under the title Scènes of the private life and public of the Études animals of contemporary manners a whole of satirical tales: History of a hare, its public and political private life, at the city and the countryside and other tales written by Hetzel. When the editor called upon other writers, Balzac was one of the first to answer its request with the Heartbreaks of an English she-cat , adapted to the theater by Genevieve Serreau, put in scene in 1977 and 1978 by Alfredo Arias, then with the Opéra, in two acts, under the title has English Chatte , of Edward Bond, music of Hans Werner Henze. world creation with the Festival of Schwetzingen in 1983, Coproduction with the Opera of Lyon in 1984.
Will follow, always of the feather of Balzac: the Guide-ass with use them animal which want to arrive at the honors , the Loves of two animals offered in example to people of spirit and several other tales.
The success of the first publication was such as it encouraged Hetzel to launch a second collective work to which Balzac gave several articles. The animalist illustrations of Grandville were used as pivot with the works, the authors composing of the texts after the artist had delivered his drawings. Completely new, the step knew a public passion without precedent.
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