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Balzac, Honoré de 1799-1850

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Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
856 editions published between 1834 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 9,996 libraries worldwide
At the shabby boarding house in the rue Neuve-Sainte-Geneviève, petty Madame Vauquer and her tenants wonder at the plight of the aging resident Goriot. Once a well-heeled merchant, Goriot was--at first--afforded special treatment from the Madame. But now something is clearly amiss in his financial affairs, and his increasingly tawdry appearance makes him a subject of ridicule in the household. Some think he lost in the markets, others see him as a lecherous patron of prostitutes, but one thing is clear: his selflessness and complete devotion to his two daughters
Droll stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
1,149 editions published between 1829 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 7,069 libraries worldwide
"Balzac's Contes Drolatiques, or Droll Stories, were originally published in three volumes in the 1830s. Set in medieval Europe, these stories were Balzac's attempt to write in the great tradition of Rabelais and Boccaccio, to render the Middle Ages with a touch of raunchy humor, and to provide a delightful portrait of medieval France. Balzac took the old themes that had delighted his ancestors--the tales of faithless wives and confiding husbands, of monks incredibly endowed for amorous athleticism, of lusty wenches and adventurous lads, and of great bouts of eating and drinking." --
Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
789 editions published between 1830 and 2015 in 21 languages and held by 7,035 libraries worldwide
Depicting the fatal clash between material desires and the liberating power of human passions, Honore de Balzac's Eugenie Grandet is translated with an introduction by M.A. Crawford in Penguin Classics. In a gloomy house in provincial Saumur, the miser Grandet lives with his wife and daughter, Eugenie, whose lives are stifled and overshadowed by his obsession with gold. Guarding his piles of glittering treasures and his only child equally closely, he will let no one near them. But when the arrival of her handsome cousin, Charles, awakens Eugenie's own desires, her passion brings her into a violent collision with her father that results in tragedy for all. Eugenie Grandet is one of the earliest and finest works in Balzac's Comedie humaine cycle, which portrays a society consumed by the struggle to amass wealth and achieve power. Here Grandet embodies both the passionate pursuit of money, and the human cost of avarice. M. A. Crawford's lucid translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing the irony and psychological insight of Balzac's characterization, the role of fate in the novel, its setting and historical background. - Amazon (summary for a later edition of this title)
The wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
641 editions published between 1830 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,618 libraries worldwide
The imaginative breadth and the intellectual depth of [this novel] make it one of the greatest of Balzac's "Etudes philosophiques'. With its central symbol of the magic piece of shagreen, it expresses the peculiarly Balzacian idea of the human will and dramatizes with startling urgency the choice between ruthless self-gratification and asceticism, between vice and virtue, between dissipation and restraint. The symbolism is powerful but not overpowering: shrewd psychology, superbly chiselled dialogue and the sheer energy of the descriptive passages - the gambling den, the orgy, the devastating finale - give [the novel] a compelling and forceful realism.-Back cover
Lost illusions by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
528 editions published between 1837 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,180 libraries worldwide
Lost Illusions, by Honore de Balzac, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics : All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences: biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Among the best known of Balzac's novels, Lost Illusions chronicles the rise and fall of Lucien Chardon, a vain but naive young poet who leaves his provincial home to seek success and fortune in Parisian society. Paralleling Lucien's disastrously ambitious journey is the story of his friend and brother-in-law, hard-working inventor David Sechard, who is beset by unscrupulous competitors and cheated in his printing business by his own father. Considered the founder of French realism, Balzac painted equally faithful pictures of the glittering but superficial world of society and the lonely struggle of impoverished men of genius. The city has a corrosive effect on Lucien's artistic talent and moral strength, while David takes a brave stand against the constraints of provincial small-mindedness. Balzac plays out their contrasting but intertwined stories against the enduring themes of love, ambition, greed, loyalty, vanity, and betrayal. Will Lucien's debts be the ruin of both? Published between 1837 and 1843, Lost Illusions is part of La Comedie Humaine, into which Balzac grouped more than ninety interlocking novels. In Lost Illusions, scores of minor characters from these other works help bring early-nineteenth-century France to brilliant life
Le lys dans la vallée by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
628 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,767 libraries worldwide
The correspondence between a young Frenchman and his fiancee on the subject of love reveals the differences in the two sex's approach to the subject
The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
456 editions published between 1829 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,547 libraries worldwide
"Part of his Human Comedy sequence, the story follows the love of Marie de Verneuil of the aristocracy and the royalist Alphonse de Montauran"--Provided by publisher
Cousin Bette : part one of Poor relations by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
573 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,547 libraries worldwide
"Part of Balzac's The Human Comedy, Cousin Betty is the story of a woman who, with help from a younger woman, plots to destroy the happiness of her extended familiy"--Provided by publisher
Le cousin Pons by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
444 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,448 libraries worldwide
"A partner novel to Cousin Bette and the last of 94 works in The Human Comedy"--Provided by publisher
Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
74 editions published between 1846 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,196 libraries worldwide
Set in mid-19th century Paris, it tells the story of an unmarried middle-aged woman who plots the destruction of her extended family
Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
350 editions published between 1836 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,885 libraries worldwide
A hero of the Napoleonic Wars, supposedly killed in battle, returns after a long convalescence to find his wife remarried and his pension gone. Colonel Chabert hires a lawyer to obtain justice, but the lawyer is playing a double game--unknown to the colonel he is working for the wife
César Birotteau by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
326 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,787 libraries worldwide
One of the unifying themes that wends its way through Honore de Balzac's immense body of work is the corrupting danger of greed -- and the often-absurd lengths to which people will go to secure material wealth. In the wonderful novel Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau, the title character starts out as a successful perfume-maker who is gradually lured to the dark side by the promise of ill-gotten gains
La femme de trente ans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
415 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,628 libraries worldwide
A novel about the life of a young duchess in France during the time of Louis XIII
Ursule Mirouët by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
294 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,572 libraries worldwide
"Ursula (original French title Ursule Mirouet, 1842) forms one part of Scenes from Provincial Life, a series of novels-whose other major work is Eugenie Grandet-examining manners and morals in the French provinces. Among all the novels of Honore de Balzac (1799-1850), none depicts so penetratingly the small-mindedness, avarice, and envy of the provincial lower middle classes. No limitations based on morality or decency will hold these people back in their effort to acquire wealth and influence"--Page 4 of cover
Beatrix by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
209 editions published between 1836 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,406 libraries worldwide
Honore de Balzac excelled at creating unforgettable characters, but most of his creations were works of pure fiction. Many critics have asserted that the novel Beatrix is a roman a clef depicting the life of the French memoirist George Sand, as well as the larger cultural shift from an era of genteel aristocracy and class stratification to a more democratic way of living
A murky business = Une ténébreuse affaire by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
251 editions published between 1834 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,315 libraries worldwide
"Set earlier than most of Balzac's Comédie Humaine, the novel covers the years 1803-6, when Napoleon was making himself first Consul and then Emperor. The inclusion of Napoleon himself, as well as figures like Talleyrand and Fouché, makes this a historical novel. But it is also an early example of the detective story, in which the sinister, implacable police agent, Corentin, stalks his way towards vengeance on his aristocratic enemies."--Back cover
The girl with the golden eyes by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
149 editions published between 1833 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
On the darker side of Parisian society, Henry de Marsay believes only in himself and in his cultural Paris world, until he sees the girl called Paquita Valdes and elaborately plots her seduction. In his fervor, it is only too late that he realizes he has a rival to the inaccessible Paquita ... a woman revealed to be his half-sister, the Marquise de San-Real
Le cabinet des antiques by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
160 editions published between 1836 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 934 libraries worldwide
In this novel, one of the last vestiges of a genteel family, the Marquis d''Esgrignon, tries to navigate the new social and cultural landscape that has emerged in France''s post-revolutionary period. Even though he is surrounded by some of the signs of his family''s former affluence, the Marquis is virtually penniless, and he finds it difficult to come to terms with his reduced station in life
Catherine de ́Medici by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
52 editions published between 1822 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 209 libraries worldwide
A fascinating biography of Caterina Maria Romula di Lorenzo de' Medici, Queen consort of France in the later part of the 16th century
Balzac by Stefan Zweig( Book )
3 editions published between 1908 and 2010 in German and French and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Pour le grand public intéressé, une biographie romancée dont l'auteur, avec Maurois, fut un des meilleurs artisans dans cette formule
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controlled identity R'Hoone, Lord, 1799-1850

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Abbé Savonati.
Abbé Savonati 1799-1850
Aubin, Horace de S. 1799-1850
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Auteur du Vicaire des Ardennes.
B***, Henri, 1799-1850
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Horace de Saint Aubin
Horace de Saint-Aubin, 1799-1850
Instituteur Matricante.
Instituteur Matricante 1799-1850
Jeune célibataire 1799-1850
Jeune célibataire, Un.
Jeune célibataire Un 1799-1850
L'Empésé, Emile Baron de 1799-1850
Lord R'Hoone.
Lord R'Hoone 1799-1850
Matricante, Instituteur.
Matricante Instituteur 1799-1850
Mpalzak, Onore de
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O'Rhoone, Lord.
O'Rhoone Lord 1799-1850
Pa-erh-cha-kʻo, 1799-1850
Poitiers, Saint Aubin de.
Poitiers Saint Aubin de 1799-1850
R'Honne, Lord
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Villerglé, A. de.
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انوره دو بالزاک
أونوريه دو بلزاك، 1799-1850
اونوريه دى بلزاك
أونوريه دي بلزاك
بالزاك، انوره دو
بالزاک, هونوره دو.
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발자끄, D. 1799-1850
발자끄, H. 1799-1850
발자크 1799-1850
발자크, H. 1799-1850
발자크, H. D. 1799-1850
발자크, 오노레 드 1799-1850
발작 1799-1850
발작, 오노레 드 1799-1850
발작크 1799-1850
발쟈크 1799-1850
오노레 드 발자크
バルザック 1799-1850
バルザック, オノレ・ド
バルザック, オノレ・ド 1799-1850
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