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Eugénie Grandet - Honoré de Balzac
Eugénie Grandet
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This is a painfully drawn portrayal of private life, but its wider subject-matter also makes it a fictional document of post-revolutionary France.
This is a painfully drawn portrayal of private life, but its wider subject-matter also makes it a fictional document of post-revolutionary France.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9782253003861 (2253003867)
Publisher: Le Livre de poche
Pages no: 306
Edition language: French
Series: La Comédie Humaine
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Eugenie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac
bookshelves: summer-2014, series, france, fradio, radio-4, published-1833, filthy-lucre, lifestyles-deathstyles, play-dramatisation, suicide, translation, love, lit-richer, cousin-love, families Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from July 30 to August 05, 2014 Classic Serialhttp://www.bbc...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.5 Fascinating Study of a Blighting Avarice
Eugenie Grandet is one of the signature works of French literature, and Flaubert, who wrote Madame Bovary and is arguably the most celebrated French novelist, was supposedly greatly influenced by Balzac. It's easy reading Eugene Grandet to trace the line of realism in French lit...
Florencia
Florencia rated it
This story takes place in the town of Saumur. That's where Eugénie and her very normal family lives. Her father is a miserly former cooper that hides his fortune from her wife and daughter and made them live in an old, cold and poor house that he doesn't want to repair because, well, money must be s...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
Eugenie Grandet is a quiet tragedy. The eponymous character is the quiet and industrious daughter of a miser. His entire life is devoted to making more money, even faking a stutter to put other people off their guard in business transactions. Eugenie has known no other life - every day, she and her ...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it
4.0 Eugénie Grandet
Avarice trumps love--Balzac is so 21st century.
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