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Eugénie Grandet (Oxford World's Classics)

Eugénie Grandet (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Honoré de Balzac
ISBN 13: 9780199555895
ISBN 10: 199555893
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-08-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $13.95

A major theme in Balzac's The Human Comedy is brilliantly depicted in this story of a person's obsession with the pursuit of money and achieving power. Balzac is generally considered to be the creator of realism in the novel. This work was first published in 1833, a period in Balzac's career where he produced more than 20 works in one three year span (1832-35).

Library Journal

Balzac's 1834 King Lear-esque novel here gets a little fresh air breathed into it by Burton Raffel, who won the 1991 French-American Translation Prize.