CAMPARDON (MADAME), wife of the preceding, nee Rose Domergue. Born at
Plassans, she was an old friend of Madame Mouret, and when Octave Mouret
came to Paris he boarded with the Campardons. After the birth of her
child, Madame Campardon was an invalid, and was obliged to spend much
of her time in bed, amusing herself by reading the works of Dickens.
She tacitly accepted the liaison between her husband and Gasparine, her
cousin, whom she ultimately asked to live with the family and manage the
household affairs. Pot-Bouille.