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Pierrette

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ISBN-10: 0554308924

ISBN-13: 9780554308920

Edition: 2008

Authors: Honor� de Balzac

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When there is an old maid in a house, watch-dogs are unnecessary; not the slightest event can occur that she does not see and comment upon and pursue to its utmost consequences. The foregoing trifling circumstance was therefore destined to give rise to grave suppositions, and to open the way for one of those obscure dramas which take place in families, and are none the less terrible because they are secret, --if, indeed, we may apply the word drama to such domestic occurrences.
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.38" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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…