El Verdugo pdf
El Verdugo is a short story by Honoré de Balzac, published in 1829. It one of the Études philosophiques in La Comédie Humaine. A few days later, the French retake Menda. The town surrenders without a fight since the British had only sent ships with artillery, and no ground troops. The French general accepts the surrender and promises not to loot and pillage the town in exchange for money, and the surrender of the leading citizens. The general then orders the hanging of the leaders of the uprising, including Marquis Léganès and his whole family.
El Verdugo Summary
The story is set in Spain during the Peninsular War, in the coastal town of Menda. The occupying French garrison is commanded by a young officer named Victor Marchand, and he is in love with Clara, the daughter of Marquis Léganès, who is the local grandee. One night under cover of a local festival, there is an uprising against the French garrison, supported by British naval ships. The uprising is led by the Marquis and his sons. Marchand survives because he is warned by Clara, and as the last French survivor he flees to the nearby French military headquarters.
Details El Verdugo pdf Book
Name Of the Novel: El Verdugo
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Series: La Comédie Humaine
Publication date: 1829
Book Type: pdf / ePub
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