Scenes from a Courtesan's Life
by Honore de Balzac
Publisher: Avil Publishing Company 1901
Number of pages: 842
In 1824, at the last opera ball of the season, several masks were struck by the beauty of a youth who was wandering about the passages and greenroom with the air of a man in search of a woman kept at home by unexpected circumstances ...
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by Honore de Balzac - Project Gutenberg
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 meant to depict 'the whole pell-mell of civilization'.
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 - 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.
by Honore de Balzac - Roberts brothers
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.