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Balzac, Honoré de 1799-1850

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Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

2,157 editions published between 1829 and 2015 in 38 languages and held by 19,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the shabby boarding house in the rue Neuve-Sainte-Genevieve, 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 )

1,850 editions published between 1829 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 10,045 WorldCat member 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." --
Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

378 editions published between 1846 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 4,094 WorldCat member 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
La Peau de chagrin by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

510 editions published between 1830 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 3,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 conceptualization of historical change, and its satirical commentary on contemporary society. His extensive notes clarify Balzac's many allusions to the culture and society of his time. The book also includes an up-to-date bibliography and helpful map of Paris in 1830
The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

617 editions published between 1829 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French soldier lost in the desert establishes a dangerous friendship with a panther
Lost illusions by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

468 editions published between 1837 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 3,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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 aspirations and turns to hack journalism; his descent into Parisian low life ultimately leads to his own death
Le cousin Pons by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

480 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor musician swindled by his relatives suffers until his death
Le lys dans la vallée by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

576 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 2,810 WorldCat member 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 country doctor by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

437 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the massive series that some regard as one of the masterworks of nineteenth-century realism, Honore de Balzac's The Human Comedy, the novel The Country Doctor focuses on Dr. Benassis, a physician by trade, who has deep-seated beliefs about social equality. While treating a prominent patient, Benassis expounds at length on his value system and discusses some of the reforms that he has helped to implement in the town
Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

406 editions published between 1836 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,116 WorldCat member 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
Beatrix by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

243 editions published between 1836 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member 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
La femme de trente ans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

467 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,649 WorldCat member 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 )

245 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,386 WorldCat member 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
Le cabinet des antiques by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

212 editions published between 1836 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,149 WorldCat member 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
The girl with the golden eyes by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

165 editions published between 1833 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member 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
The two young brides by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

160 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the correspondence between two young women whose friendship evolves as they embark on marriage and motherhood
About Catherine de Medici by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

168 editions published between 1822 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member 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
Une ténébreuse affaire by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

194 editions published between 1834 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
Le Contrat de mariage by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

107 editions published between 1830 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Count of Manerville, tired of being a bachelor, decides to leave Paris and to come back to Bordeaux, home of his ancestors. He falls in love with Miss Evangelista, the queen of the local social life. Soon, their future marriage is the talk of the town. Now there's only one point to settle : the marriage contract. The young people prefer this matter to be discussed between their respective notaries. The Count of Manerville is represented by the old notary Mathias who quickly understands that Mrs. Evangelista, the future mother-in-law, has already wasted her daughter's fortune
Balzac and the human comedy by Philippe Bertault( Book )

44 editions published between 1921 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi over den franske forfatter Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)
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Père Goriot
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Abbé Savonati.

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Auteur du Vicaire des Ardennes.

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Instituteur Matricante 1799-1850

Jeune célibataire 1799-1850

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Jeune célibataire Un 1799-1850

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