Eugenie Grandet

ISBN-10: 014044050X
ISBN-13: 9780140440508
Edition: 2004
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Description: Set in the aftermath of the French Revolution, this was one of Balzac's earliest novels. It tells the story of the Grandet household & of the struggle between Eugnie Grandet & her father, begun when Eugnie falls in love with her penniless cousin  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/30/1955
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Set in the aftermath of the French Revolution, this was one of Balzac's earliest novels. It tells the story of the Grandet household & of the struggle between Eugnie Grandet & her father, begun when Eugnie falls in love with her penniless cousin Charles.

Born on May 20, 1799, Honore de Balzac is considered one of the greatest French writers of all time. Balzac studied in Paris and worked as a law clerk while pursuing an unsuccessful career as an author. He soon accumulated enormous debts that haunted him most of his life. A prolific writer, Balzac would often write for 14 to-16 hours at a time. His writing is marked by realistic portrayals of ordinary, but exaggerated characters and intricate detail. In 1834, Balzac began organizing his works into a collection called The Human Comedy, an attempt to group his novels to present a complete social history of France. Characters in this project reappeared throughout various volumes, which ultimately consisted of approximately 90 works. Some of his works include Cesar Birotteau, Le Cousin Pons, Seraphita, and Le Cousine Bette. Balzac wed his lifelong love, Eveline Hanska in March 1850 although he was gravely ill at the time. Balzac died in August of that year.

Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of Honore de Balzac
Portraits of Bourgeois
The Cousin from Paris
Provincial Love
A Miser's Promises and Lovers' Vows
Family Sorrows
The Way of the World
Explanatory Notes

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