Eugenie Grandet

Eugenie Grandet

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by Honore de Balzac
     
 

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A major theme in Balzac's The Human Comedy is brilliantly depicted in this story of a person's obsession with the pursuit of money and achieving power. Balzac is generally considered to be the creator of realism in the novel. This work was first published in 1833, a period in Balzac's career where he produced more than 20 works in one three year span (1832-35).See more details below

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A major theme in Balzac's The Human Comedy is brilliantly depicted in this story of a person's obsession with the pursuit of money and achieving power. Balzac is generally considered to be the creator of realism in the novel. This work was first published in 1833, a period in Balzac's career where he produced more than 20 works in one three year span (1832-35).

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Library Journal
Balzac's 1834 King Lear-esque novel here gets a little fresh air breathed into it by Burton Raffel, who won the 1991 French-American Translation Prize.
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"This brilliant but devastatingly sad novel moved me so much, I began it again the moment I got to the end."  —Rose Tremain

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140440508
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1955
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
720,141
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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