by Honore de Balzac
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2010
A masterful study of a father whose sacrifices for his daughters have become a compulsion, this novel marks Balzac's "real entree" into La Comedie Humaine, his series of almost one hundred novels and short stories meant to depict "the whole pell-mell of civilization."
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by Honore de Balzac - eBooks@Adelaide
A Start in Life contains many comic moments of a young man's adventures starting out in life as he falls prey to temptations and practical jokes. By the French author, who is generally regarded as a founding-father of realism in European fiction.
by Honore de Balzac - Gebbie Publishing Co.
This was Balzac's personal favorite among his writings. The novel offers the courtship of Felix and fiancee Henrietta, whose correspondence on the subject of love reveals her to be far more experienced than he thought. Romance the Balzac way.
by Honore de Balzac - Dent
A classic novel by Balzac which makes your ribs tickle with hilarity and your hair stand on end. The early work in author's Comedie humaine, this book depicts the fall of the Grandet household as an economic and social consequence of the Revolution.
by Honore de Balzac - Feedbooks
In this novel Balzac juxtaposes two world-views: the Napoleonic value-system, founded on honour and military valour; and that of the Restoration. All that matters in the modern era is social rank based upon the possession of money.