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Balzac, Honoré de 1799-1850

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Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

2,516 editions published between 1834 and 2018 in 31 languages and held by 14,142 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 )

2,429 editions published between 1830 and 2017 in 35 languages and held by 10,186 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 b
The wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1,119 editions published between 1830 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 5,218 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
Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

940 editions published between 1 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 5,060 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
Lost illusions by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

880 editions published between 1837 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 4,500 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
The human comedy : selected stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

714 editions published between 1815 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We think of Honore Balzac as the author of long and fully upholstered novels, stitched together into the magnificent visionary document called The Human Comedy. Yet along with the full-length fiction within The Human Comedy stand many shorter works, andit's here that we get some of his most daring explorations of crime, sexuality, and artistic creation. As Marcel Proust noted, it is in these tales that we detect, under the surface, the mysterious circulation of blood and desire. All are newly translated by three outstanding translators who restore the freshness of Balzac's vivid and highly colored prose"--
Le lys dans la vallée by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

978 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 3,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence between a young Frenchman and his fiancée 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 )

738 editions published between 1846 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 3,026 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 )

663 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,954 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 )

644 editions published between 1827 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,938 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
La femme de trente ans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

573 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,952 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 )

460 editions published between 1832 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,772 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
Beatrix by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

305 editions published between 1836 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,766 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
Ursule Mirouët by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

375 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,684 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
A murky business = Une ténébreuse affaire by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

357 editions published between 1834 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,583 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
Le curé de village by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

311 editions published between 1 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girl with the golden eyes by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

214 editions published between 1833 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,173 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 )

230 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,128 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.""--
Les Paysans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

272 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,101 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
Droll stories collected from the abbeys of Touraine by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

53 editions published between 1800 and 2008 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in 1832, Balzac's Droll Stories includes over 30 racy short stories. The collection was banned in Canada in 1914 and in Ireland in 1953 for obscenity
 
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Père Goriot
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バルザック, オノレ・ド 1799-1850

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巴爾扎克

巴爾扎克 1799-1850

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