Eugenie Grandet

Product Number: EB00155681
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307798640
Publisher: Bantam Classics
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This classic work of social satire, carnal desire, greed, and obsession is both an exquisitely drawn portrayal of private life and an extraordinary document of post-revolutionary France. Many people (among them Henry James) have considered Honore de Balzac to be the greatest of all novelists. Eugenie Grandet, his spare, classical story of a girl whose life is blighted by her father's hysterical greed, goes a long way to justifying that opinion. One of the most magnificent of his tales of early nineteenth-century French provincial life, this novel is the work of a writer on whom nothing was lost, and who represents most fully the ability of the human animal to understand and illuminate its own condition. In a gloomy house in provincial Saumur, the miser Grandet lives with his wife and daughter, Eugenie, whose lives are stifled and overshadowed by his obsession with gold. Guarding his piles of glittering treasures and his only child equally closely, he will let no one near them. But when the arrival of her handsome cousin, Charles, awakens Eugenie's own desires, her passion brings her into a violent collision with her father that results in tragedy for all.

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Author(s): Honore de Balzac
Original Publish Date: Nov 16, 2011

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Author(s): Honore de Balzac
Narrator(s): Jonathan Fried
Product Number C02206
Released: Feb 19, 2014
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ISBN: #9781470330477
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Author(s): Honore de Balzac
Narrator(s): Jonathan Fried
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Released: Jan 23, 2014
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ISBN: #9781470330484
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Author(s): Honore de Balzac
Product Number EB00625614
Released: Nov 05, 2015
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Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: #9781101907771
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Author(s): Honore de Balzac
Product Number EB00676505
Released: Jul 13, 2016
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ISBN: #9781625580337
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Author(s): Honore de Balzac
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00677724
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781627939362

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