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Eugenie Grandet
Honore de Balzac
019280474X
June 2003
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Book Description
'Who is going to marry Eugenie Grandet?'

This is the question that fills the minds of the inhabitants of Saumur, the setting for Eugenie Grandet (1833), one of the earliest and most famous novels in Balzac's Comedie humaine. The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine
by the sudden arrival of Eugenie's cousin Charles, recently orphaned and penniless. Eugenie's emotional awakening, stimulated by her love for her cousin, brings her into direct conflict with her father, whose cunning and financial success are matched against her determination to rebel.

Eugenie's moving story is set against the backdrop of provincial oppression, the vicissitudes of the wine trade, and the workings of the financial system in the aftermath of the...


Pere Goriot (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Honore de Balzac
1593082851
July 2005
Paperback
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Old Goriot
Honore de Balzac
0140440178
May 1951
Paperback
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Book Description
Introduction by Daniel Adamson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Honore de Balzac
Albert Keim
0838320406
June 1974
Library Binding
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Book Description
A study of Balzac the man and novelist. ILLUS.

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)

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Eugenie Grandet
Honore de Balzac
014044050X
Apr 1955
Paperback
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Book Description
Many people among them Henry James) have considered Balzac to be the greatest of all novelists. Eugenie Grandet, his spare, classical story of a girl whose life is blighted by her father's hysterical greed, goes a long way to justifying that opinion. One of the most magnificent of his tales of early nineteenth-century French provincial life, this novel is the work of a writer on whom nothing was lost, and who represents most fully the ability of the human animal to understand and illuminate its own condition.

Translated By Ellen Marriage With An Introduction By Fredric R. Jameson

Fredric R. Jameson is William A. Lane, Jr. Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University in North Carolina. His publications include Sartre: The Origins of a Style, Signatures of the Visible, and Post-modernism, or, The...


Honore de Balzac
Pamela Loos
0791070425
August 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Honoré de Balzac became a distinguished writer for his method of describing reality, embracing a detailed penetration of humanity and environment. His work has had a stunning impact on the modern novel, not just in France but in other parts of Europe and the United States as well. This title, Honoré de Balzac, part of Chelsea House Publishers’ Modern Critical Views series, examines the major works of Honoré de Balzac through full-length critical essays by expert literary critics. In addition, this title features a short biography on Honoré de Balzac, a chronology of the author’s life, and an introductory essay written by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University.


Cousin Bette
Honore de Balzac
0140441603
Aug 1965
Paperback
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From AudioFile
The Penguin paperback of Balzac's Cousin Bette runs 444 densely printed pages, so a three-hour abridgment can hardly be more than a shadow of the original. Claire Bloom's reading is stately and self-assured, as are the main characters in this novel of lust, greed and revenge in nineteenth-century Paris. But the version she reads is so heavily edited that it lacks any continuity or narrative flow. Scenes are often a few brief sentences, and Bloom barely pauses between them. The result leaves the listener disoriented and, unless he or she is well acquainted with the novel, largely unable to follow the complexity of the plot. D.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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?Raine?s translations restore Balzac to...


Pere Goriot
Honore de Balzac
0451529596
December 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
A masterful study of a father whose sacrifices for his daughters have become a compulsion, this novel marks Balzac's "real entrée" into La Comédie Humaine, his series of almost one hundred novels and short stories meant to depict "the whole pell-mell of civilization."


Cousin Pons
Honore de Balzac
0140442057
Aug 1978
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Book Description
In the sitting-room La Cibot explained her position with regard to the pair of nutcrackers at very considerable length. She repeated the history of her loan with added embellishments, and gave a full account of the immense services rendered during the past ten years to MM. Pons and Schmucke. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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In the sitting-room La Cibot explained her position with regard to the pair of nutcrackers at very considerable length. She repeated the history of her loan with added embellishments, and gave a full account of the immense services rendered during the past ten years to MM. Pons and Schmucke.

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Honore de Balzac
Honore de Balzac
8484036413
April 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The classic works of literature contained in each of these volumes represent each author's best and most famous writings. A wonderful introduction to world literature, this finely crafted and affordable series offers the works of these world-renowned authors to a wider audience. Includes Eugenie Grandet, Lillies of the Valley, and The Wild Ass's Skin. Las obras clásicas de literatura en cada volumen son una representación de los mejores y más famosos escritos de los autores. Una introducción maravillosa a la literatura universal, esta serie hermosamente diseñada pone las obras de los autores mundialmente conocidos al alcance de todos.


A Harlot High and Low
Honore de Balzac
0140442324
Dec 1970
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)


Pere Goriot
Honore de Balzac
039397166X
December 1997
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
About the Series: Each Norton Critical Edition includes an authoritative text, contextual and source materials, and a wide range of interpretations-from contemporary perspectives to the most current critical theory-as well as a bibliography and, in most cases, a chronology of the author's life and work.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French


The Black Sheep
Honore de Balzac
0140442375
Aug 1976
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)


Old Goriot
Honore de Balzac
0641668929

Hardcover
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Lost Illusions
Honore de Balzac
0140442510
Oct 1976
Paperback
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Book Description
"Balzac [was] the master unequalled in the art of painting humanity as it exists in modern society," wrote George Sand. "He searched and dared everything."

Written between 1837 and 1843, Lost Illusions reveals, perhaps better than any other of Balzac's ninety-two novels, the nature and scope of his genius. The story of Lucien Chardon, a young poet from Angoulême who tries desperately to make a name for himself in Paris, is a brilliantly realistic and boldly satirical portrait of provincial manners and aristocratic life. Handsome and ambitious but naïve, Lucien is patronized by the beau monde as represented by Madame de Bargeton and her cousin, the formidable Marquise d'Espard, only to be duped by them. Denied the social rank he thought would be his, Lucien discards his poetic...


Honore de Balzac: His Life and Writings
Mary Frances Sandars
1414275498
March 2004
Paperback
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History of the Thirteen
Honore de Balzac
0140443010
Nov 1975
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)


The Wild Ass's Skin (Le Peau de Chagrin)
Honore de Balzac
0140443304
September 1977
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)


Cousin Bette
Honore de Balzac
0192836684
November 1998
Paperback
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From AudioFile
The Penguin paperback of Balzac's Cousin Bette runs 444 densely printed pages, so a three-hour abridgment can hardly be more than a shadow of the original. Claire Bloom's reading is stately and self-assured, as are the main characters in this novel of lust, greed and revenge in nineteenth-century Paris. But the version she reads is so heavily edited that it lacks any continuity or narrative flow. Scenes are often a few brief sentences, and Bloom barely pauses between them. The result leaves the listener disoriented and, unless he or she is well acquainted with the novel, largely unable to follow the complexity of the plot. D.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
?Raine?s translations restore Balzac to...


Balzac
Honore de Balzac
0140443258
May 1977
Paperback
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Book Description
This convenient volume includes 6 of the great French writer’s most highly regarded short stories, including: "An Episode During the Terror," "A Passion in the Desert," "The Revolutionary Conscript," "The Forsaken Woman," "The Unknown Masterpiece," 2 more. Excellent new English translations on facing pages. Introduction. Footnotes.

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