Honoré de Balzac (English)

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This comprehensive eBook presents the complete Human Comedy of Honoré de Balzac in English, with beautiful illustrations, concise introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Balzac’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other works
* The COMPLETE ‘La Comédie humaine’ in English translation
* Includes Balzac’s introduction AVANT-PROPOS
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Famous works such as FATHER GORIOT, COUSIN BETTY, THE MAGIC SKIN and many more are illustrated with their original artwork
* Balzac’s five plays
* Criticism section, with seven essays by writers such as Henry James and Leslie Stephen, evaluating Balzac’s contribution to literature
* Features five biographies – discover in depth Balzac’s literary life!
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* Special CHARACTERS resource, with information on all members of the cast ‘La Comédie humaine’, with references to the novels and stories they appear in

CONTENTS:

THE HUMAN COMEDY

THE HISTORY OF ‘LA COMÉDIE HUMAINE’

AVANT-PROPOS (PREFACE)

STUDIES OF MANNERS IN THE 19TH CENTURY
Scenes from Private Life
AT THE SIGN OF THE CAT AND RACKET
THE BALL AT SCEAUX
LETTERS OF TWO BRIDES
THE PURSE
MODESTE MIGNON
A START IN LIFE
ALBERT SAVARUS
VENDETTA
A SECOND HOME
DOMESTIC PEACE
MADAME FIRMIANI
STUDY OF A WOMAN
THE IMAGINARY MISTRESS
A DAUGHTER OF EVE
THE MESSAGE
THE GRAND BRETECHE
LA GRENADIERE
THE DESERTED WOMAN
HONORINE
BEATRIX
GOBSECK
A WOMAN OF THIRTY
FATHER GORIOT
COLONEL CHABERT
THE ATHEIST’S MASS
THE COMMISSION IN LUNACY
THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT
ANOTHER STUDY OF WOMAN

Scenes from Provincial Life
URSULE MIROUET
EUGENIE GRANDET

The Celibates
PIERRETTE
THE VICAR OF TOURS
THE TWO BROTHERS

Parisians in the Country
THE ILLUSTRIOUS GAUDISSART
THE MUSE OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Jealousies of a Country Town
THE OLD MAID
THE COLLECTION OF ANTIQUITIES

Lost Illusions
TWO POETS
A DISTINGUISHED PROVINCIAL AT PARIS
EVE AND DAVID

Scenes from Parisian Life
The Thirteen
FERRAGUS
THE DUCHESSE DE LANGEAIS
GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN EYES
RISE AND FALL OF CÉSAR BIROTTEAU
THE FIRM OF NUCINGEN

Scenes from a Courtesan’s Life
ESTHER HAPPY: HOW A COURTESAN CAN LOVE
WHAT LOVE COSTS AN OLD MAN
THE END OF EVIL WAYS
VAUTRIN’S LAST AVATAR
SECRETS OF THE PRINCESSE DE CADIGNAN
FACINO CANE
SARRASINE
PIERRE GRASSOU

The Poor Relations
COUSIN BETTY
COUSIN PONS
A MAN OF BUSINESS
A PRINCE OF BOHEMIA
GAUDISSART II
BUREAUCRACY
UNCONSCIOUS COMEDIANS
THE LESSER BOURGEOISIE

The Seamy Side of History
MADAME DE LA CHANTERIE
THE INITIATE

Scenes from Political Life
AN EPISODE UNDER THE TERROR
AN HISTORICAL MYSTERY
The Deputy of Arcis
THE ELECTION
LETTERS EXPLANATORY
MONSIEUR DE SALLENAUVE
Z. MARCAS

Scenes from Military Life
THE CHOUANS
A PASSION IN THE DESERT

Scenes from Country Life
SONS OF THE SOIL
THE COUNTRY DOCTOR
THE VILLAGE RECTOR
THE LILY OF THE VALLEY
PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES
THE MAGIC SKIN
CHRIST IN FLANDERS
MELMOTH RECONCILED
THE UNKNOWN MASTERPIECE
GAMBARA
MASSIMILLA DONI
THE ALKAHEST
THE HATED SON
FAREWELL
JUANA
THE RECRUIT
EL VERDUGO
A DRAMA ON THE SEASHORE
MAITRE CORNELIUS
THE RED INN

Catherine de’ Medici
THE CALVINIST MARTYR
THE SECRETS OF THE RUGGIERI
THE TWO DREAMS
THE ELIXIR OF LIFE
THE EXILES
LOUIS LAMBERT
SERAPHITA
ANALYTICAL STUDIES
PHYSIOLOGY OF MARRIAGE
LITTLE MISERIES OF CONJUGAL LIFE

Pathology of Social Life (only French text available)
TRAITÉ DE LA VIE ÉLÉGANTE
THÉORIE DE LA DÉMARCHE
TRAITÉ DES EXCITANTS MODERNES

OTHER WORKS

The Short Stories
DROLL STORIES
THE NAPOLEON OF THE PEOPLE

The Plays
INTRODUCTION TO BALZAC’S DRAMAS by J. Walker McSpadden
VAUTRIN
THE RESOURCES OF QUINOLA
PAMELA GIRAUD
THE STEPMOTHER
MERCADET
RESOURCES

The Criticism
HONORÉ DE BALZAC by Henry James
A LETTER, 1883 by Robert Louis Stevenson
BALZAC by John Cowper Powys
BALZAC’S NOVELS by Leslie Stephen
BALZAC by William Ernest Henley
BALZAC AS A DRAMATIST by Epiphanius Wilson
THE NOVEL by D. H. Lawrence

The Biographies
HONORÉ DE BALZAC by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet
HONORÉ DE BALZAC, HIS LIFE AND WRITINGS by Mary F. Sandars
BALZAC AND MADAME HANSKA by Elbert Hubbard
BALZAC by Frederick Lawton
WOMEN IN THE LIFE OF BALZAC by Juanita Helm Floyd

Glossary of Characters in ‘La Comédie humaine’