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’

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