It is September , and over one hundred peasants and townspeople from Fougeres in Brittany are being marched to Mayenne department just to the east of Brittany as new conscripts for the Republic, as requested by Napoleon. Balzac mentions that the area of Vendee, Brittany, and lower Normandy had been at peace as orchestrated by a General Hoche four years ago — but Royalist insurrection is again rising. It is not clear whether these men are to be pressed into foreign service or service to fight the Chouans. One of the reasons for calling up the levies was to actually remove possible insurgents from their homelands.
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Set in the French region of Brittany , the novel combines military history with a love story between the aristocratic Marie de Verneuil and the Chouan royalist Alphonse de Montauran. Balzac conceived the idea for the novel during a trip to Brittany arranged by a family friend in Intrigued by the people and atmosphere of the region, he began collecting notes and descriptions for later use. After publishing an Avertissement for the novel, he released three editions — each of them revised significantly.
The Chouans, by Honoré de Balzac
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The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac
What follows is my interpretation of events…. The Royalists are still in rebellion and they have used the local Chouans to create an insurgency. He serves France, and he fights according to his code of honour. These rustic Chouans rise up in support of the King-in-Exile and his supporters, who include the British , their leader being one Marche-a-Terre.