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Eugenie Grandet Kindle Edition
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|Kindle, May 23, 2017||
'This new translation of Balzac's 1833 classic is modern and absolutely gripping. I've never read such a subtle and painful study of a miser and his family. This book is a treat and fascinatingly unlike anything we have in our own literature.' Bristol Evening Post --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- ASIN : B0719RQP41
- Publisher : Maria (May 23, 2017)
- Publication date : May 23, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 660 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 185 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,223,723 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Characters are distinct individuals and thus an unsolvable mystery to others as well as themselves. Yet each gets his or her due - even the miser whose avarice is a logical alternative to the religious fanaticism of wife and daughter. When he sings and dances a jig after cornering gold, we happily join in! Novel stands or falls, of course, with the characterization of Eugenie: it is flawless. A portrayal of a young woman besieged by passion for the first time - how it consumes her, elates her, debases her, destroys her - is rendered with such psychological accuracy, such telling detail, such delicacy of touch and subtlety of shading, even at times with such humor, that the encomiums about Balzac that sometimes puzzle us finally ring true:
"In Balzac, every living soul is a weapon loaded to the very muzzle with will."
"Balzac's great glory is that he pretended hardest."
"The nineteenth century, as we know it, is largely an invention of Balzac's."