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The Wild Ass's Skin (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

The Wild Ass's Skin (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Honore de Balzac
 

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In this 1831 novel, a young man finds a piece of magical rawhide and begins making wishes. However, with each wish that is granted, the skin shrinks, and the man becomes feebler. A warning against greed, the novel established Balzac’s literary reputation.  Upon publication, it sold out instantly.

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In this 1831 novel, a young man finds a piece of magical rawhide and begins making wishes. However, with each wish that is granted, the skin shrinks, and the man becomes feebler. A warning against greed, the novel established Balzac’s literary reputation.  Upon publication, it sold out instantly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411458697
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
1,077,027
File size:
355 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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