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Balzac, Honoré de 1799-1850

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Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

2,547 editions published between 1834 and 2018 in 32 languages and held by 17,644 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 )

2,418 editions published between 1830 and 2017 in 35 languages and held by 14,076 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( )

938 editions published between 1 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 10,009 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 )

1,123 editions published between 1830 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 7,678 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
Le lys dans la vallée by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

979 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 6,176 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
Lost illusions by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

881 editions published between 1837 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 5,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucien Chardon, an aspiring young poet leaves his small provincial hometown and attempts to succeed in the Parisian literary circles of the early 19th century. He is befriended by aristocratic patrons but finds himself relentlessly drawn to the low life of the big city
Le cousin Pons by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

736 editions published between 1846 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 5,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Goriot: Eugene wants to get on in the world. So he has come to Paris, where the streets teem with chancers, criminals, and social climbers-and everyone is out for what he can get. When he finds a place to stay at a shabby boarding house, he sees the potential to make a fortune in two beautiful, aristocratic women who visit the lonely old lodger Goriot. Could they bring Eugene the status and acceptance he craves? Nothing is as it seems in Paris, however, and soon he is over his head in a world of greed and obsession
The country doctor by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

661 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 5,042 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
The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

641 editions published between 1827 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 5,000 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
A murky business = Une ténébreuse affaire by Honoré de Balzac( )

357 editions published between 1834 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 4,846 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
La femme de trente ans by Honoré de Balzac( )

556 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 4,475 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( )

431 editions published between 1832 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 4,050 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
The human comedy : selected stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

723 editions published between 1815 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes t.p. and frontis. from [v. 1], The Wild ass' skin ... and other stories; the introduction and 10 leaves of text; plates from other v. of this ed.; bound in gray cloth with sample spine binding (gray cloth with paper label printed in red and black) mounted inside back cover
Ursule Mirouët by Honoré de Balzac( )

381 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,874 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( )

304 editions published between 1836 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,868 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
The two young brides by Honoré de Balzac( )

232 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly drawn epistolary tale recounts the correspondence between two young women whose friendship evolves as they embark on marriage and motherhood. Although both have a distinctly different outlook, their shared observations and memories bring the beauty and difficulty of these experiences vividly to life
The girl with the golden eyes by Honoré de Balzac( )

202 editions published between 1833 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,420 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
Droll stories collected from the abbeys of Touraine by Honoré de Balzac( )

in English and held by 3,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Paysans by Honoré de Balzac( )

275 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French writer Honore de Balzac had many unique strengths, and chief among them is his ability to limn and illuminate subtle differences between social classes. In this pastoral novel, Balzac explores the virtues and follies of country life through the eyes of Emile Blondet, a journalist who was born and raised in the provinces, works in Paris, and has returned to the countryside of his youth for a much-needed vacation
The quest of the absolute by Honoré de Balzac( )

281 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fanatical scientist twice sends the family fortune up in smoke in his search for the principle of matter ... 'From this unimpeachable experiment, ' he cried, 'I deduce the existence of the Alkahest -- the Absolute -- a substance common to all created things, differentiated by one primary force. Such is the net meaning and position of the problem of the Absolute, which appears to me to be solvable. In it we find the mysterious Ternary, before whose shrine humanity has knelt from the dawn of ages'
 
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Instituteur Matricante 1799-1850

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발자끄, D. 1799-1850

발자끄, H. 1799-1850

발자크

발자크 1799-1850

발자크, H. 1799-1850

발자크, H. D. 1799-1850

발자크, 오노레 더

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발작 1799-1850

발작, 오노레 드 1799-1850

발작크 1799-1850

발쟈크 1799-1850

오노레 더 발자크

오노레 드 발자크

オノレ・ド・バルザック

バルザック

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

巴爾札克

巴爾札克 1799-1850

巴爾扎克

巴爾扎克 1799-1850

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