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The wild ass's skin

Author: Honoré de Balzac; Helen Constantine; Patrick Coleman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first new English translation for more than 35 years of Balzac's extraordinary The Wild Ass's Skin, it is also the first edition in English to include Balzac's original Preface of 1831. This novel has been freshly translated by Helen Constantine, who captures Balzac's stylistic energy and exuberance. Patrick Coleman's wide-ranging introduction considers the multiple perspectives of the novel, its  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Honoré de Balzac; Helen Constantine; Patrick Coleman
ISBN: 9780199579501 0199579504
OCLC Number: 805545352
Description: xxx, 252 pages ; 20 cm
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Peau de chagrin.
Responsibility: Honoré de Balzac, translated by Helen Constantine ; edited with an introduction and notes by Patrick Coleman.

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A young man, in despair over gambling debts, buys a magical animal skin that grants his every wish but hastens its owner's death in the process. Balzac's compelling tale is here presented in an  Read more...
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The novel has been elegantly translated by Helen Constantine, who is both faithful and creative Nicholas White, Times Literary Supplement

 
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