The Unknown Masterpiece and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Unknown Masterpiece and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Honore de Balzac
     
 

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Five of Balzac’s finest short stories are collected in this volume. “The Unknown Masterpiece” introduces three artists and their obsessive quest to create beautiful paintings which will enthrall the viewer—and the madness that ensues. “The Maranas” follows two French soldiers stationed in a small Italian town, and the

Overview


Five of Balzac’s finest short stories are collected in this volume. “The Unknown Masterpiece” introduces three artists and their obsessive quest to create beautiful paintings which will enthrall the viewer—and the madness that ensues. “The Maranas” follows two French soldiers stationed in a small Italian town, and the mysterious beauty they meet there. Also included are “A Seashore Drama,” “The Red Inn,” and “Master Cornelius.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411458680
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
05/31/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
376
File size:
336 KB

Meet the Author


Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) was one of the supreme French novelists. His monumental series of stories and novels, La Comedie humaine, was his masterwork—describing life in France in the post-Napoleonic era. Regarded as a founding father of realism, his characters were drawn with a depth previously absent from literature.  

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