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Eugenie Grandet

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Written by Honore de BalzacAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Honore de Balzac

  • Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • On Sale: November 3, 1992
  • Price: $17.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-41716-3 (0-679-41716-8)
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Translated By Ellen Marriage with An Introduction By Fredric R. Jameson

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.