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Balzac, Honoré de 1799-1850

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Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

677 editions published between 1833 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 2,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uitgebuit door haar gierige vader en bedrogen door haar neef en minnaar lijkt een jonge vrouw in de Franse provincie gedoemd tot een leven zonder warmte
Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac( )

287 editions published between 1 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crown jewel in a remarkable literary career, Cousin Bette is regarded by many critics to be Balzac's last great work before his death in 1850. A fine example of European realist fiction, the story recounts the attempt of a disgruntled housewife to bring about the misery and destruction of her entire extended family. Fans of Tolstoy's War and Peace will enjoy Cousin Bette
Lost illusions by Honoré de Balzac( )

304 editions published between 1837 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le grand roman d'éducation de Balzac
A murky business = Une ténébreuse affaire by Honoré de Balzac( )

108 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step back in history through the eyes of one of the masters of European realism. This keenly observed and utterly absorbing account of the period after Napoleon Bonaparte fell from power in nineteenth-century France is both an interesting historical document and an engrossing mystery
The wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

411 editions published between 1830 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fantastique. Roman philosophique
Le lys dans la vallée by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

291 editions published between 1835 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Lys dans la vallée est l'histoire de l'amour intense et platonique entre Félix de Vandenesse, cadet d'une famille aristocratique, et la comtesse Madame de Mortsauf, la vertueuse épouse du comte de Mortsauf, un homme sombre et violent. Dans ce roman grandement autobiographique, Balzac a transposé sa liaison avec Laure de Berny
The country doctor by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

222 editions published between 1833 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 484 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
Les Paysans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

89 editions published between 1845 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 255 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
History of the thirteen by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

62 editions published between 1831 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'argument qui réunit ces trois courts romans de 1834 est assez ténu, quoiqu'il ait tenu une place importante dans l'idée de Balzac. Le premier participe au fantastique social par le biais de la secte secrète et le dernier par le climat étrange et visionnaire qui le baigne. Ces deux récits forment écrin pour le deuxième qui demeure l'un des beaux romans d'amour de l'écrivain (le personnage principal fait partie des Treize)
Correspondance by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce 1er volume contient les lettres de H. de Balzac et un large choix de lettres de ses correspondants, de mai 1809 à décembre 1835
Correspondance by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seraphita by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

43 editions published between 1830 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work plunges into the fantastic and the supernatural self. In a castle in Norway near the fjord Stromfjord, Séraphitüs, a strange and melancholic being, conceals a terrible secret. Séraphitüs loves Minna, and she returns this love, believing Séraphitüs to be a man. But Séraphitüs is also loved by Wilfrid, who considers Séraphitüs to be a woman (Séraphîta). In reality, Séraphitüs-Séraphîta is a perfect androgyne, born to parents who by the doctrines of Emanuel Swedenborg have transcended their humanity, and Séraphitüs-Séraphîta is the perfect example of humanity
Histoire de la grandeur et de la décadence de César Birotteau by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

23 editions published between 1921 and 1997 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fra Paris under restaurationstiden
Ferragus by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

34 editions published between 1903 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C'est par un malencontreux hasard, en marchant dans une rue infâme de la capitale, qu'Auguste de Molincourt apperçoit la plus jolie femme de Paris rentrer furtivement dans une ignoble maison. Bien décidé à parler au mari, il ne sait pas qu'il vient de mettre en branle un drame. Quelque part dans l'ombre, Ferragus, chef des compagnons de l'ordre des Dévorants, attend son heure
About Catherine de Medici by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

33 editions published between 1822 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing this classic in an affordable, high quality, modern edition, using the original text and artwork
Une fille d'Eve by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

27 editions published between 1839 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short novel, part of the Scenes of Private Life section of Honore de Balzac's vast masterpiece The Human Comedy, includes the first appearances of key characters who return later in the series. A Daughter of Eve is a tale in which seemingly innocent peccadilloes soon spiral into an inescapable web of intrigue, fraud, and lust
The centenarian : or, The two Beringhelds by Horace de Saint-Aubin( Book )

2 editions published between 1837 and 1990 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of César Birotteau (Grandeur et décadence de César Birotteau) ; and, Gaudissart the great by Honoré de, ( Balzac( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balzac by Stefan Zweig( Book )

2 editions published in 1908 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Leben des französischen Dichters
 
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A murky business = Une ténébreuse affaire
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Cousin BetteLost illusionsA murky business = Une ténébreuse affaireThe wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin)Le lys dans la valléeThe country doctorLes PaysansHistory of the thirteenAbout Catherine de Medici
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