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Balzac, Honoré de Ecrivain 1799-1850

Overview
Works: 44 works in 52 publications in 2 languages and 77 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Humor  Bildungsromans  Church history  Legal stories  Textbooks 
Classifications: PQ2168, 843.7
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Most widely held works by Honoré de Balzac
The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 1923 in German and held by 15 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
Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

5 editions published between 1927 and 1998 in French and held by 6 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)
Gesammelte Werke( Book )

in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physiology of marriage by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 1903 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1993 in French and held by 5 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
Facino Cane, Sarrasine : zwei Novellen by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 1912 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La peau de chagrin ; Le curé de Tours ; et Le Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harlot high and low (Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sequel to Lost Illusions, Lucien de Rubempre is in love with the courtesan Esther Gobseck, who is being pursued by the financier Nucingen, while Collin, disguised as a Spanish diplomat, is determined to use Lucien as a tool to pillage the upper reaches of Paris society
Lost illusions by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in German and held by 3 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
Etudes analytiques : ébauches pour la Comédie Humaine et préfaces de la Comédie Humaine ... by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annette et le criminel; ou, suite du Vicaire des Ardennes by Horace de Saint-Aubin( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les romans de jeunesse by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cabinet romantique( )

in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contes drôlatiques, précédés de La comédie humaine (Oeuvres ébauchées, II - préfaces) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Honoré de Balzac in acht Bänden( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Szenen und Gestalten aus der Comedie humaine by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Séraphita. Jésus-Christ en Flandre. Melmoth réconcilié. L'élixir de longue vie by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La Peau de chagrin by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The first new English translation for more than 35 years of Balzac's extraordinary The Wild Ass's Skin, it is also the first edition in English to include Balzac's original Preface of 1831. This novel has been freshly translated by Helen Constantine, who captures Balzac's stylistic energy and exuberance. Patrick Coleman's wide-ranging introduction considers the multiple perspectives of the novel, its conceptualization of historical change, and its satirical commentary on contemporary society. His extensive notes clarify Balzac's many allusions to the culture and society of his time. The book also includes an up-to-date bibliography and helpful map of Paris in 1830
 
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