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Honore Balzac

  • Step back in history through the eyes of one of the masters of European realism. This keenly observed and utterly absorbing account of the period after Napoleon Bonaparte fell from power in nineteenth-century France is both an interesting historical document and an engrossing mystery.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2010
  • Three of the author?s most highly regarded stories, newly translated: the title story, "An Episode During the Terror," and "Facino Cane."

    Publisher : Dover Publications
    published : 2013
  • This is the question that fills the minds of the inhabitants of Saumur, the setting for Eugénie Grandet (1833), one of the earliest and most famous novels in Balzac's Comédie humaine. The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine by the sudden arrival of Eugénie's cousin Charles,...

    Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
    published : 2012
  • Edith Wharton's "Madame de Treymes" is a remarkable example of the form. It is the story of the tactical defeat but moral victory of an honest and upstanding American in his struggle to win a wife from a tightly united but feudally minded French aristocratic family. He loses, but they cheat. . . . In a masterpiece of brevity, Wharton dramatizes the...

    Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
    published : 2012
  • Set in mid-19th century Paris, it tells the story of an unmarried middle-aged woman who plots the destruction of her extended family.

    Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
    published : 2012
  • In The Duchesse of Langeais, Honore De Balzac tells us the story of an ill-fated love affair between a Parisian socialite and a Napoleonic war hero. The depth of character is astonishing and the writing superb.

    Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
    published : 2013
  • 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...

    Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
    published : 2012
  • This French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial ruin. This concise supplement to Honore De Balzac's Pere Goriot helps students understand the overall structure of the work, actions and motivations...

    Publisher : John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    published : 1999
  • A captivating story about human emotions and relations. Balzac narrates the tale of a man who suspects his wife of infidelity. He shows how relationships can suffer through miscommunication. Balzac proves himself as an author above par by his insightful exploration of the fear of social failure, and the way it defines and governs the pattern of human...

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • In this excellent work, Balzac compares the animals and their values to those of humans. This interesting work dwells on the complexity of human existence. The events that unfold in a poverty-stricken town reflect the realism of the author.

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009