Ellen Marriage (Translator)


Ellen Marriage (August 26th, 1865 — December 23rd, 1946) was  French-language translator and journalist, sometimes translating under the pseudonym ‘James Waring’. Her journalism work was mostly on Balkan affairs with an interest in women’s suffrage. She was known for her translations of Balzac‘s La Comédie Humaine and her careful attention to readability and accuracy.

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The Wild Ass’s Skin

Romantic Era

Balzac’s sits nearly at the end of main street, and when you sit inside of it, it’s easy to forget that you exist in the modern world. The tin ceiling design and the white marble of the counters as well as the café set up are a comforting beckon to the past and the distant, and it was sitting at one of those counters by the window that I thought about starting a book review blog in the first place. This is a review of Honoré de Balzac’s The Wild Ass’s Skin (La Peau de Chagrin).