BlurbLe Lys dans la Vallée is an 1835 novel about love and society by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac. It concerns the affection — emotionally vibrant but never consummated — between Felix de Vandenesse and Henriette de Mortsauf. It is part of his series of novels known as La Comédie humaine, which parodies and depicts French society in the period of the Bourbon Restoration and the July Monarchy. In his novel he also mentions the chateau Azay-le-Rideau, which can still be visited today.
First Published 1835
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