Eugénie Grandet

Eugénie Grandet

by Honore de Balzac
     
 

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This is the question that fills the minds of the inhabitants of Saumur, the setting for Eugénie Grandet (1833), one of the earliest and most famous novels in Balzac's Comédie humaine. The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine by the sudden arrival of Eugénie's cousin

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This is the question that fills the minds of the inhabitants of Saumur, the setting for Eugénie Grandet (1833), one of the earliest and most famous novels in Balzac's Comédie humaine. The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine by the sudden arrival of Eugénie's cousin Charles, recently orphaned and penniless. Eugénie's emotional awakening, stimulated by her love for her cousin, brings her into direct conflict with her father, whose cunning and financial success are matched against her determination to rebel.

Eugénie's moving story is set against the backdrop of provincial oppression, the vicissitudes of the wine trade, and the workings of the financial system in the aftermath of the French Revolution. It is both a poignant portrayal of private life and a vigorous fictional document of its age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625580337
Publisher:
Start Publishing LLC
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
180
File size:
293 KB

Meet the Author

Honoré de Balzac (Tours, 1799-París, 1850) es uno de los novelistas más relevantes de la primera mitad del siglo XIX francés. Trabajador incansable y escritor prolífico por excelencia, elaboró un ciclo de varias decenas de novelas agrupadas bajo el título de La comedia humana, con la intención de reflejar y describir en detalle la sociedad de su tiempo. De su enorme obra destacamos La piel de zapa (1831), El médico de aldea (1833), Eugénie Grandet (1833), Papá Goriot (1834), César Birotteau (1837) o Las ilusiones perdidas (1837-1843).

Martine Reid es catedrática de literatura francesa en la Universidad de Lille. Su línea de investigación se centra en la producción literaria en Francia en el siglo XIX. Asimismo, la doctora Reid ha enseñado en la Universidad de Yale.

Joan Riambau es un editor y traductor español de dilatada trayectoria. Entre sus trabajos cabe destacar la versión al español de Eugénie Grandet de Honoré de Balzac, así como las Historias naturales de Jules Renard.

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