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Balzac, Honoré de 1799-1850

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Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

2,396 editions published between 1834 and 2017 in 32 languages and held by 13,608 WorldCat member 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
Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1,760 editions published between 1830 and 2017 in 25 languages and held by 9,029 WorldCat member 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)
Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

882 editions published between 1 and 2017 in 17 languages and held by 5,596 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
The wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1,124 editions published between 1830 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 5,126 WorldCat member 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
Droll stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

494 editions published between 1831 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 4,272 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." --
Lost illusions by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

747 editions published between 1837 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 4,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucien Chardon, an aspiring young author, leaves his small provincial hometown and attempts to succeed in Parisian literary circles of the early nineteenth century
Le lys dans la vallée by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

940 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 3,397 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
Le cousin Pons by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

688 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A partner novel to Cousin Bette and the last of 94 works in The Human Comedy"--Provided by publisher
The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

618 editions published between 1827 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,888 WorldCat member 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
The country doctor by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

637 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,850 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
La femme de trente ans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

562 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about the life of a young duchess in France during the time of Louis XIII
Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

469 editions published between 1832 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Another novel in The Human Comedy sequence. This novel follows the riches-to-rags story of Colonel Chabert, who tries to get his life back after everyone assumes he's dead"--Provided by publisher
Ursule Mirouët by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

351 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,630 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
Beatrix by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

268 editions published between 1836 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,628 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
A murky business = Une ténébreuse affaire by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

364 editions published between 1834 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,595 WorldCat member 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 black sheep : (La Rabouilleuse) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

129 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formerly an aide-de-camp to Napoleon but now without prospects, Phillippe Bridau and his younger brother Joseph, a shiftless artist, become entangled in a struggle to recover the family inheritance in a world where "to be without money is to be without power."--Back cover
The girl with the golden eyes by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

219 editions published between 1833 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,187 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 )

215 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two very intelligent, very idealistic young women leave the convent school wherethey became the fastest of friends to return to their families and embark on theirnew lives. For Renee de Maucombe, this means an arranged marriage with a countrygentleman of Provence, a fine if slightly dull man for whom she feels admirationbut nothing more. Meanwhile, Louise de Chaulieu makes for her family's house inParis, intent on enjoying her freedom to the fullest: glittering balls, the opera, andabove all, she devoutly hopes, the torments and ecstasies of true love and passion.What will come of these two very different lives? Despite Balzac's title, these aren't memoirs; rather, this is an epistolary novel. Forsome ten years, these two will--enthusiastically if not always faithfully--keep uptheir correspondence, obeying their vow to tell each other every tiny detail of theirstrange new lives, comparing their destinies, defending and sometimes bemoaningtheir choices, detailing the many changes, personal and social, that they undergo. AsBalzac writes, "Renee is reason. Louise is wildness. and both will lose." Balzacbeing Balzac, he seems to argue for the virtues of one of these lives over the other;but Balzac being Balzac, that argument remains profoundly ambiguous: "I would," heonce wrote, "rather be killed by Louise than live a long life with Renee.""--
Old Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

62 editions published between 1835 and 2014 in English and French and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kindhearted and idealistic youth enters the grasping Parisian society of the 1820s, starting at a shabby but respectable boardinghouse, the Pension Vauquer. Eugene de Rastignac has entered in the glittering capital to make his fortune, and his friendships with the pension's other residents introduce him to the realities and costs of city life. Pere Goriot- one of the outstanding novels in 'The Human Comedy', Balzac's panoramic study of Parisian life- features richly detailed settings, a skillfully related plot, and a vibrant cast of characters. Young Rastignac's acquaintance with the elderly widower Goriot, a formerly wealthy merchant impoverished by the demands of his fashionable daughters, lies at the heart of this story of love and greed. This book offers a timeless view of the tragedies behind the prosaic details of everyday life
Louis Lambert by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

159 editions published between 1832 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veering away from his realism and plot based novels comes Louis Lambert. Containing real elements from De Balzac's childhood critics have suggested it should be classed as a fictionalized autobiography. However De Balzac himself proclaimed the plot was merely a platform for the metaphysical and philosophical ideas of the main boy-genius protagonist. The author regularly declared himself to be a genius. Many agree he used Louis Lambert to explore the problems and difficulties that arise within society from the perspective of a genius. Any readers who have become fans of De Balzac and wish to further explore his musings and personal thoughts should definitely read this
 
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The black sheep : (La Rabouilleuse)
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