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Most widely held works by Honoré de Balzac
The wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

214 editions published between 1831 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balzac is concerned with the choice between ruthless self-gratification and asceticism, dissipation and restraint, in a novel that is powerful in its symbolism and realistic depiction of decadence
Le lys dans la vallée by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

169 editions published between 1835 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À la demande de la comtesse Natalie de Manerville, dont il est épris, Félix de Vandenesse relate sa première passion, celle qui le lia, dans sa jeunesse, à la vertueuse Henriette de Mortsauf. Mais peut-on sans conséquence raconter un amour passé, fût-il platonique, à l'être qu'on aime? Ainsi que l'écrit Catherine Millet: "Je tire de ce récit une morale qui ne pourrait que décevoir une personne comme Félix, jeune et amoureuse [...]. Dans une relation d'amour, il est absolument illusoire, pour ne pas dire naïf, de vouloir être transparent l'un à l'autre. ", Roman des plaisirs interdits et du désir réfréné, Le lys dans la vallée est aussi, de tous les récits de Balzac, l'un des plus lyriques et des plus désabusés. -- 4ème de couverture
Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

146 editions published between 1846 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Cousine Bette et son double, Le Cousin Pons, forment, dans La Comédie humaine, le sombre dyptique des Parents pauvres. Mais si Pons prend rang parmi les martyrs ignorés, Bette, inversement, telle l'araignée au milieu de sa toile, dirige ses attaques mortelles contre les siens. Animée d'une jalousie morbide, elle se propose de détruire le foyer de sa cousine, la belle Adeline, épouse du baron Hulot. Ancien collaborateur de Napoléon, ce dernier rêve de retrouver, dans des aventures amoureuses de plus en plus dégradées, la splendeur de l'époque impériale. Bette exploite les vices de cet homme débauché qui vole l'État pour entretenir ses maîtresses. Elle trouve une précieuse alliée en la personne de madame Marneffe, une prostituée de la société des bourgeois conquérants, d'où le baron Hulot sera définitivement exclu. Dans la lignée des vieilles filles frustrées, sadiques et perverses, qui obsèdent l'imagination de Balzac depuis le début de sa carrière, la cousine Bette est l'une des plus redoutables de La Comédie humaine. Elle incarne, selon l'expression de Balzac, la force des choses a, faite de la bassesse humaine et de l'argent au pouvoir, qui, à son tour, écrasera impitoyablement le collectionneur Pons
The country doctor by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

102 editions published between 1830 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 291 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
A murky business = Une ténébreuse affaire by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

58 editions published between 1841 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

«Une analyse politique supérieure à tout ce qu'on peut citer dans la littérature» (Alain), «l'histoire en déshabillé» du Consulat et de l'Empire, un complot de Fouché, Napoléon à Iéna et le premier roman policier de la littérature française
Les Paysans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

55 editions published between 1868 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 181 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 )

54 editions published between 1833 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of three novellas is unified by an overarching motif: in all three tales, a mysterious secret society known as The Thirteen is at work behind the scenes. The men in the group have pledged eternal loyalty to each other, and if any member ever finds himself in peril, it is the sworn duty of the others to come to his aid. Honore de Balzac uses this premise as a device to explore a wide range of topics, including clashes between different classes of society, doomed romances, and intrigue driven by greed
L'élixir de longue vie by Honoré de Balzac( )

8 editions published between 1946 and 2018 in French and English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the short stories in the Philosophical Studies section of Honore de Balzac's The Human Comedy have hints of the mystical and supernatural. These elements are very pronounced in the spine-chilling tale The Elixir of Life, which veers into the territory of gothic horror. In the story, a dying man confides to his son that he has found a way to cheat death and achieve immortality
Christ in Flanders, and other stories by Honoré de Balzac( )

11 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a dimly remote period in the history of Brabant, communication between the Island of Cadzand and the Flemish coast was kept up by a boat which carried passengers from one shore to the other. Middelburg, the chief town in the island, destined to become so famous in the annals of Protestantism, at that time only numbered some two or three hundred hearths; and the prosperous town of Ostend was an obscure haven, a straggling village where pirates dwelt in security among the fishermen and the few poor merchants who lived in the place. But though the town of Ostend consisted altogether of some score of houses and three hundred cottages, huts or hovels built of the driftwood of wrecked vessels, it nevertheless rejoiced in the possession of a governor, a garrison, a forked gibbet, a convent, and a burgomaster, in short, in all the institutions of an advanced civilization
A start in life. [and others stories] by Honoré de Balzac( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel A Start in Life is part of the Scenes of Private Life section of Honore de Balzac's masterpiece of nineteenth-century realism, The Human Comedy. In much of Balzac's work, the aristocracy is portrayed as vain, duplicitous, and greedy. But in this novel, it is members of the working class who are mercilessly skewered when what starts out as a harmless prank rapidly snowballs into a comedy of errors with profound consequences
The atheist's mass by Honoré de Balzac( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Atheist's Mass is a short story from the Scenes from Private Life section of Honore de Balzac's story cycle The Human Comedy. One day, the narrator happens to see one of his acquaintances, a prominent doctor, attending mass. Since he knows that Dr. Desplein is an avowed atheist, the narrator's curiosity is piqued. When the same scene unfolds again months later, he decides to get to the bottom of the mystery and confronts Desplein
The Old maid by Honoré de Balzac( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immerse yourself in the inner workings of a quaint French village in this charming novel from Honore de Balzac, an early master of literary realism. Brimming with finely observed details and Balzac's trademark insight into human motivations and morality, An Old Maid follows several men who have designs -- honorable and not-so-honorable -- on one of the village's wealthiest bachelorettes
Droll stories collected from the abbeys of Touraine ; Vol. 2 by Honoré de Balzac( )

in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I capolavori di Honorè de Balzac by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brotherhood of consolation by Honoré de Balzac( )

in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettres à Madame Hanska by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in French and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi ba mi zha ke xie gei ta de lian ren, hou lai de qi zi han si ka fu ren de qing shu
A princess's secrets = Les secrets de la princesse de Cadignan by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

8 editions published between 1916 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait : ""Après les désastres de la Révolution de Juillet qui détruisit plusieurs fortunes aristocratiques soutenues par la Cour, madame la princesse de Cadignan eut l'habileté de mettre sur le compte des événements politiques la ruine complète due à ses prodigalités.""À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARANLes éditions LIGARAN proposent des versions numériques de qualité de grands livres de la littérature classique mais également des livres rares en partenariat avec la BNF. Beaucoup de soins sont apportés à ces versions ebook pour éviter les fautes que l'on trouve trop souvent dans des versions numé
The illustrious Gaudissart. The muse of the department by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

8 editions published between 1844 and 1970 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin)
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Le lys dans la valléeCousin BetteThe country doctorA murky business = Une ténébreuse affaireLes PaysansHistory of the thirteen
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