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Balzac, Honoré de 1799-1850

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Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

2,284 editions published between 1834 and 2018 in 28 languages and held by 17,201 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
Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1,543 editions published between 1832 and 2020 in 30 languages and held by 12,435 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)
The wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

525 editions published between 1830 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 6,672 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 )

586 editions published between 1 and 2019 in 17 languages and held by 6,470 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 )

827 editions published between 1837 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 5,571 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 )

702 editions published between 1846 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 5,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tender spirited story of friendship and the family in nineteenth-century Paris
The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

591 editions published between 1827 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 4,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early in the year VIII., at the beginning of Vendemiaire, or, to conform to our own calendar, towards the close of September, 1799, a hundred or so of peasants and a large number of citizens, who had left Fougeres in the morning on their way to Mayenne, were going up the little mountain of La Pelerine, half-way between Fougeres and Ernee, a small town where travellers along that road are in the habit of resting. This company, divided into groups that were more or less numerous, presented a collection of such fantastic costumes and a mixture of individuals belonging to so many and diverse localities and professions that it will be well to describe their characteristic differences, in order to give to this history the vivid local coloring to which so much value is attached in these days,--though some critics do assert that it injures the representation of sentiments
The country doctor by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

566 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 4,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Benassis is a compassionate and conscientious physician who ministers to the psychological and spiritual as well as physical needs of the villagers among whom he has chosen to practice medicine. He has been instrumental in transforming the once-impoverished community into a progressive and healthy town, and he is now also its elected mayor. To Genestas, a soldier at a nearby military garrison, Dr. Benassis relates stories of the transformation he has wrought and eventually imparts the secrets of his buried past. Genestas asks the doctor to care for his sickly 16-year-old adopted son. Later, in gratitude for his son’s recovery, Genestas swears that he will settle in the village and carry on the doctor’s good and noble work."--Encyclopedia Britannica
La femme de trente ans by Honoré de Balzac( )

536 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 4,575 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( )

514 editions published between 1832 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 4,388 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
The two young brides by Honoré de Balzac( )

237 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 4,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two very intelligent, very idealistic young women leave the convent school where they became the fastest of friends to return to their families and embark on their new lives. For Renee de Maucombe, this means an arranged marriage with a country gentleman of Provence, a fine if slightly dull man for whom she feels admiration but nothing more. Meanwhile, Louise de Chaulieu makes for her family's house in Paris, intent on enjoying her freedom to the fullest: glittering balls, the opera, and above 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. For some ten years, these two will--enthusiastically if not always faithfully--keep up their correspondence, obeying their vow to tell each other every tiny detail of their strange new lives, comparing their destinies, defending and sometimes bemoaning their choices, detailing the many changes, personal and social, that they undergo. As Balzac writes, "Renee is reason. Louise is wild. And both will lose." Balzac being 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," he once wrote, "rather be killed by Louise than live a long life with Renee.""--
Beatrix by Honoré de Balzac( )

286 editions published between 1836 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 3,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel
César Birotteau by Honoré de Balzac( )

274 editions published between 1837 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 3,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is one of Balzac's "Scenes de la Vie Privee" within the "Comedie Humaine" sequence, and describes the irresistible rise and fall of a perfume merchant in the Rue St Honore. This novel is the French 19th-century's great poem of bankruptcy--
The girl with the golden eyes by Honoré de Balzac( )

193 editions published between 1833 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,448 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 3,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Lambert by Honoré de Balzac( )

148 editions published between 1820 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Louis Lambert, an isolated, sensitive, boy-genius who is discovered and sent to Collège Vendôme where he bonds with his only friend over discussions of philosophy and mysticism. While his friend is forced to leave school due to illness, Louis continues and graduated in 1815 at the age of eighteen. While living in Paris for three years, and later after returning to his uncle's home in Blois, he writes letters to his friend, continuing their discussions, and describing how his life has continued
Lily of the valley by Honoré de Balzac( )

64 editions published between 1835 and 2017 in English and French and held by 3,100 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
The unknown masterpiece ; and, Gambara by Honoré de Balzac( )

191 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 3,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York Review Books Original One of Honore de Balzac's most celebrated tales, "The Unknown Masterpiece" is the story of a painter who, depending on one's perspective, is either an abject failure or a transcendental genius--or both. The story, which has served as an inspiration to artists as various as Cezanne, Henry James, Picasso, and New Wave director Jacques Rivette, is, in critic Dore Ashton's words, a "fable of modern art." Published here in a new translation by poet Richard Howard, "The Unknown Masterpiece" appears, as Balzac intended, with "Gambara," a grotesque and tragic novella about a musician undone by his dreams
Les Paysans by Honoré de Balzac( )

180 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 3,027 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 black sheep = La rabouilleuse by Honoré de Balzac( )

110 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agathe Rouget, who is born in Issoudun, is sent to be raised by her maternal relatives, the Descoings in Paris by her father Doctor Rouget. Agathe has two sons, Philippe and Joseph, with which the story is principally concerned. Philippe becomes a soldier in Napoleon's armies, while Joseph becomes an artist. Philippe, who is ironically his mother's favorite, is a hard drinker with a gambling problem that brings trouble to the family. The differences between the two brothers are brilliantly contrasted by Balzac as their true natures are revealed throughout the course of the work. As in the rest of "The Human Comedy" Balzac criticizes the value that is placed on wealth and beautifully illustrates the conflict that arises out of the ambition to achieve a place in the aristocratic society of France
 
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발자크

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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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