A Bachelor’s Establishment by Honoré de Balzac

Les Célibataires: Un Ménage de garçon
Also known as Les Célibataires: La Rabouilleuse
The Celibates: A Bachelor’s Establishment
Also translated as The Celibates: The Black Sheep
Also translated as The Celibates: La Rabouilleuse
Also translated as The Celibates: The Two Brothers

 

Dr. Rouget, now deceased, was married to the most beautiful woman in Issoudun but didn’t trust her fidelity. They had a son, Jean-Jacques, and ten years later a daughter, Agathe, that Dr. Rouget believed was actually the daughter of his friend Lousteau. Continue reading