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Selected Short Stories

By: Balzac, Honore de

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ISBN: 0140443258

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Lost Illusions

By: Balzac, Honore de

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Publisher: MODERN LIB: 1/24/2012

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"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 Angouleme 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 naive, Lucien is patronized by the beau mo... View more info

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Old Man Goriot

By: Balzac, Honore de

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ISBN: 0140449728

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A witty and reflective look at a society driven by social ambition and lust for riches-in a brilliant new translation. Eugene wants to get on in the world. So he has come to Paris, where the streets teem with chancers, criminals, and social climbers-and everyone is out for what he can get. When he finds a place to stay at a shabby boarding house, he sees the potential to make a fortune in two beautiful, aristocratic women who visit the lonely old lodger Goriot. Could they bring Eugene the status and acceptance he craves? Nothing is as it seems in Paris, however, and soon he is over his he... View more info

Lost Illusions

By: Balzac, Honore de

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Physiology of Marriage

By: Balzac, Honore De

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Seller ID: 9780801855504

ISBN: 0801855500

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It is well known that Balzac had two literary careers--the first, under a pseudonym, writing blood-and-thunder romance novels and the second, under his own name, as the creator of La Comedie Humaine, the vast chronicle of "contemporary life in all its complexity." But, in between these outpourings of fiction, he wrote a work of nonfiction--The Physiology of Marriage--that brought him his first fame as a writer and introduced his now familiar worldview in which passion is held in check by social advantage and blind innocence is the greatest danger to well-being.As forgotten today as Stendhal... View more info

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Eugenie Grandet

By: French/Balzac, Honore de

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Publisher: LIVRE DE POCHE: 1/20/2016

Seller ID: 9782253003861

ISBN: 2253003867

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1927. Balzac is considered to be the greatest name in the post-Revolutionary literature of France. His writings display a profound knowledge of the human heart, with an extraordinary range of knowledge. Eugenie Grandet, is the spare, classical story of a girl whose life is blighted by her father's hysterical greed and his most magnificent tale of early nineteenth-century French provincial life. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing. View more info