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Balzac, Honoré de 1799-1850

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Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

2,384 editions published between 1834 and 2021 in 31 languages and held by 17,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the shabby boarding house in the rue Neuve-Sainte-Geneviève, petty Madame Vauquer and her tenants wonder at the plight of the aging resident Goriot. Once a well-heeled merchant, Goriot was--at first--afforded special treatment from the Madame. But now something is clearly amiss in his financial affairs, and his increasingly tawdry appearance makes him a subject of ridicule in the household. Some think he lost in the markets, others see him as a lecherous patron of prostitutes, but one thing is clear: his selflessness and complete devotion to his two daughters
Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

2,123 editions published between 1832 and 2022 in 35 languages and held by 13,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine by the sudden arrival of Eugénie's cousin Charles, recently orphaned and penniless. Eugénie's emotional awakening, stimulated by her love for her cousin, brings her into direct conflict with her father, whose cunning and financial success are matched against her determination to rebel."--Back cover
Cousin Bette by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

906 editions published between 1 and 2020 in 19 languages and held by 8,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in mid-19th century Paris, it tells the story of an unmarried middle-aged woman who plots the destruction of her extended family
Lost illusions by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

855 editions published between 1837 and 2021 in 17 languages and held by 6,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucien Chardon, an aspiring young poet leaves his small provincial hometown and attempts to succeed in the Parisian literary circles of the early 19th century. He is befriended by aristocratic patrons but finds himself relentlessly drawn to the low life of the big city
Le lys dans la vallée by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

864 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 17 languages and held by 6,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Lys dans la Vallée (English: The Lily of the Valley) is an 1835 novel about love and society by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850). It concerns the affection - emotionally vibrant but never consummated - between Félix de Vandenesse and Henriette de Mortsauf. It is part of his series of novels (or Roman-fleuve) known as La Comédie humaine (The Human Comedy), which parodies and depicts French society in the period of the Bourbon Restoration and the July Monarchy (1815-1848)
The wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1,113 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 18 languages and held by 5,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imaginative breadth and the intellectual depth of [this novel] make it one of the greatest of Balzac's "Etudes philosophiques'. With its central symbol of the magic piece of shagreen, it expresses the peculiarly Balzacian idea of the human will and dramatizes with startling urgency the choice between ruthless self-gratification and asceticism, between vice and virtue, between dissipation and restraint. The symbolism is powerful but not overpowering: shrewd psychology, superbly chiselled dialogue and the sheer energy of the descriptive passages - the gambling den, the orgy, the devastating finale - give [the novel] a compelling and forceful realism.-Back cover
Le cousin Pons by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

757 editions published between 1846 and 2020 in 11 languages and held by 4,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tender spirited story of friendship and the family in nineteenth-century Paris
The country doctor by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

695 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 4,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Benassis is a compassionate and conscientious physician who ministers to the psychological and spiritual as well as physical needs of the villagers among whom he has chosen to practice medicine. He has been instrumental in transforming the once-impoverished community into a progressive and healthy town, and he is now also its elected mayor. To Genestas, a soldier at a nearby military garrison, Dr. Benassis relates stories of the transformation he has wrought and eventually imparts the secrets of his buried past. Genestas asks the doctor to care for his sickly 16-year-old adopted son. Later, in gratitude for his son’s recovery, Genestas swears that he will settle in the village and carry on the doctor’s good and noble work."--Encyclopedia Britannica
The Chouans by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

620 editions published between 1827 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 4,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Chouans" is the tale of the Royalist uprising in Brittany against the post-revolutionary republic. -- From product description
La femme de trente ans by Honoré de Balzac( )

590 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 15 languages and held by 4,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hither, at the close of the year 1820, came a woman, still young, well known in Paris for her charm, her fair face, and her wit; and to the immense astonishment of the little village a mile away, this woman of high rank and corresponding fortune took up her abode at Saint-Lange
Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac( )

606 editions published between 1832 and 2021 in 13 languages and held by 4,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Busy Parisian lawyer Monsieur Derville has inordinate demands on his time, and so is reluctant to grant an audience to an elderly, impoverished gentleman who turns up at his office unannounced. Yet this man is Chabert, a colonel who was left for dead on the battlefield of Eylau, and who has spent years as an amnesiac in an asylum." "Colonel Chabert's dramatic return to the life he left behind brings with it the shock that, in his absence, his entire life - family, society, identity - has changed. With Napoleon deposed, France's aristocracy has returned to power, almost as if the Revolution had never happened. And with Chabert supposedly dead, his wife has taken the opportunity to climb the social ladder, and has made an advantageous marriage. Sickened by her pretence not to recognise him, and by the titled society that spurns his former meritorious deeds, Chabert enlists Derville's help, and vows to recover his money, his reputation and his name."--BOOK JACKET
Ursule Mirouët by Honoré de Balzac( )

391 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 3,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ursula (original French title Ursule Mirouet, 1842) forms one part of Scenes from Provincial Life, a series of novels-whose other major work is Eugenie Grandet-examining manners and morals in the French provinces. Among all the novels of Honore de Balzac (1799-1850), none depicts so penetratingly the small-mindedness, avarice, and envy of the provincial lower middle classes. No limitations based on morality or decency will hold these people back in their effort to acquire wealth and influence"--Page 4 of cover
About Catherine de Medici by Honoré de Balzac( )

230 editions published between 1822 and 2022 in 5 languages and held by 3,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing this classic in an affordable, high quality, modern edition, using the original text and artwork
César Birotteau by Honoré de Balzac( )

366 editions published between 1837 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 3,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is one of Balzac's "Scenes de la Vie Privee" within the "Comedie Humaine" sequence, and describes the irresistible rise and fall of a perfume merchant in the Rue St Honore. This novel is the French 19th-century's great poem of bankruptcy--
Beatrix by Honoré de Balzac( )

302 editions published between 1836 and 2019 in 10 languages and held by 3,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honore de Balzac excelled at creating unforgettable characters, but most of his creations were works of pure fiction. Many critics have asserted that the novel Beatrix is a roman a clef depicting the life of the French memoirist George Sand, as well as the larger cultural shift from an era of genteel aristocracy and class stratification to a more democratic way of living
A murky business = Une ténébreuse affaire by Honoré de Balzac( )

299 editions published between 1834 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set earlier than most of Balzac's Comédie Humaine, the novel covers the years 1803-6, when Napoleon was making himself first Consul and then Emperor. The inclusion of Napoleon himself, as well as figures like Talleyrand and Fouché, makes this a historical novel. But it is also an early example of the detective story, in which the sinister, implacable police agent, Corentin, stalks his way towards vengeance on his aristocratic enemies."--Back cover
La comédie humaine by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

667 editions published between 1829 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes t.p. and frontis. from [v. 1], The Wild ass' skin ... and other stories; the introduction and 10 leaves of text; plates from other v. of this ed.; bound in gray cloth with sample spine binding (gray cloth with paper label printed in red and black) mounted inside back cover
The girl with the golden eyes by Honoré de Balzac( )

216 editions published between 1833 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 3,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the darker side of Parisian society, Henry de Marsay believes only in himself and in his cultural Paris world, until he sees the girl called Paquita Valdes and elaborately plots her seduction. In his fervor, it is only too late that he realizes he has a rival to the inaccessible Paquita ... a woman revealed to be his half-sister, the Marquise de San-Real
Louis Lambert by Honoré de Balzac( )

155 editions published between 1820 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 2,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Louis Lambert, an isolated, sensitive, boy-genius who is discovered and sent to Collège Vendôme where he bonds with his only friend over discussions of philosophy and mysticism. While his friend is forced to leave school due to illness, Louis continues and graduated in 1815 at the age of eighteen. While living in Paris for three years, and later after returning to his uncle's home in Blois, he writes letters to his friend, continuing their discussions, and describing how his life has continued
A harlot high and low : (Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes) by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

572 editions published between 1838 and 2021 in 9 languages and held by 2,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the sequel to Lost Illusions, Lucien de Rubempre is in love with the courtesan Esther Gobseck, who is being pursued by the financier Nucingen, while Collin, disguised as a Spanish diplomat, is determined to use Lucien as a tool to pillage the upper reaches of Paris society
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About Catherine de Medici
Eugénie GrandetCousin BetteLost illusionsLe lys dans la valléeThe wild ass's skin = (La peau de chagrin)Le cousin PonsThe country doctorThe Chouans
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controlled identityR'Hoone, Lord, 1799-1850

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Abbé Savonati.

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