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Eugenie Grandet

Eugenie Grandet

Eugenie Grandet

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Balzac, Honore de;  
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Fiction > Classics
Fiction > Literary
出版社
Penguin Group USA
ISBN-13
9780140440508
ISBN-10
014044050X
出版日期
1955-04
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19.68 * 1.91 * 13.34
装帧
Paperback
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Product Description

In a gloomy house in provincial Saumur lives the miser Grandet 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. "Eugenie Grandet" is one of the earliest and finest works in Balzac's Comedie humaine cycle, his magnificent panorama of post-Revolutionary French life, which portrays a society consumed by the struggle to amass wealth and achieve power. Here Grandet embodies both the passionate pursuit of money, and the human cost of avarice.

About the Author

Balzac was born in 1799, the son of a civil servant. At the age of thirty - heavily in debt and with an unsucessful past behind him - he started work on the first of what were to become a total of ninety novels and short stories that make up The Human Comedy. He died in 1850. M. A. Crawford has translated many of Balzac's novels for the Penguin Classics

Review

`a classic novel which makes your hair stand on end and your ribs tickle with hilarity` Daily Mail

'This new translation of Balzac's 1833 classic is modern and absolutely gripping. I've never read such a subtle and painful study of a miser and his family. This book is a treat and fascinatingly unlike anything we have in our own literature.' Bristol Evening Post --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap

Many people among them Henry James) have considered 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.

Translated By Ellen Marriage With An Introduction By Fredric R. Jameson

Fredric R. Jameson is William A. Lane, Jr. Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University in North Carolina. His publications include Sartre: The Origins of a Style, Signatures of the Visible, and Post-modernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, with Aesthetics of the Geopolitical forthcoming. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Language Notes

Text: English
Original Language: French --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.