Letters of Two Brides
by Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)
Translated by R.S. Scott.
Letters of Two Brides is an epistolary novel. The two brides are Louise de Chaulieu (Madame Gaston) and Ren?e de Maucombe (Madame l’Estorade). The women became friends during their education at a convent and upon leaving began a life-long correspondence. For a 17 year period, they exchange letters describing their lives.
Michelle Crandall reads Renee’s letters, and Kara Shallenberg reads Louise’s. Letters from the men in their lives are read by Peter Yearsley, David Barnes, Denny Sayers, and Sean McKinley.