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Balzac, Honoré de 1799-1850

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Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

2,443 editions published between 1834 and 2020 in 31 languages and held by 17,739 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 )

2,118 editions published between 1832 and 2021 in 33 languages and held by 13,965 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)
Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac( )

867 editions published between 1 and 2020 in 19 languages and held by 9,146 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
Le lys dans la vallée by Honoré de Balzac( )

864 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 17 languages and held by 6,374 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
Lost illusions by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

884 editions published between 1837 and 2020 in 17 languages and held by 6,100 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 wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1,096 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 18 languages and held by 5,908 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
Le cousin Pons by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

744 editions published between 1846 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 5,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

685 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 5,229 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
The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac( )

623 editions published between 1827 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 5,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Chouans" is the tale of the Royalist uprising in Brittany against the post-revolutionary republic. -- From product description
La femme de trente ans by Honoré de Balzac( )

576 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 13 languages and held by 4,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hither, at the close of the year 1820, came a woman, still young, well known in Paris for her charm, her fair face, and her wit; and to the immense astonishment of the little village a mile away, this woman of high rank and corresponding fortune took up her abode at Saint-Lange
Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac( )

604 editions published between 1832 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 4,815 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
Ursule Mirouët by Honoré de Balzac( )

385 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 4,235 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
César Birotteau by Honoré de Balzac( )

364 editions published between 1837 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 4,113 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--
Beatrix by Honoré de Balzac( )

308 editions published between 1836 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 4,084 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
The girl with the golden eyes by Honoré de Balzac( )

214 editions published between 1833 and 2021 in 8 languages and held by 3,717 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
About Catherine de Medici by Honoré de Balzac( )

167 editions published between 1841 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 3,684 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
Droll stories collected from the abbeys of Touraine by Honoré de Balzac( )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown masterpiece ; and, Gambara by Honoré de Balzac( )

206 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 13 languages and held by 3,483 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( )

292 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 3,481 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
Louis Lambert by Honoré de Balzac( )

156 editions published between 1820 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 3,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There''s no debate over the fact that philosophers and thinkers have profoundly shaped and influenced human civilization. But how does this transformation take place at the level of the individual? That''s the fascinating issue that Honore de Balzac takes on in the novel Louis Lambert, which follows the title character -- a precocious schoolboy -- as he develops an intense interest in the thought of the Swedish philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg
 
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Père Goriot
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Eugénie GrandetCousin BetteLe lys dans la valléeLost illusionsThe wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin)Le cousin PonsThe country doctorThe Chouans
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Abbé Savonati.

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انوره دو بالزاک

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ਔਨਰੇ ਦ ਬਾਲਜ਼ਾਕ

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ონორე დე ბალზაკი

발자크

발자크 1799-1850

발자크, H. 1799-1850

발자크, 오노레 더

발자크, 오노레 더 1799-1850

발자크, 오노레 드 1799-1850

발작 1799-1850

발작, 오노레 드 1799-1850

오노레 더 발자크

오노레 드 발자크

오노레 드 발자크 프랑스의 소설가, 극작가, 비평가

オノレ・ド・バルザック

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バルザック

バルザック 1799-1850

バルザック, オノレ・ド

バルザック, オノレ・ド 1799-1850

奥诺雷·德·巴尔扎克

巴爾札克

巴爾札克 1799-1850

巴爾扎克

巴爾扎克 1799-1850

巴尔扎克 19世紀法国現實主義作家

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