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This collection of loosely interwoven tales puts the unique talents of French novelist and playwright Honore de Balzac on full display. In each, Balzac delves deeply into the eccentric characters and quaint customs of small villages whose ways of ...

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EXTRAIT: Au milieu de la rue Saint-­Denis, presque au coin de la rue du Petit-­Lion, existait naguère une de ces maisons précieuses qui donnent aux historiens la facilité de reconstruire par analogie l’ancien Paris. Les murs menaçants de cette bicoque semblaient avoir été bariolés d’hiéroglyphes. Quel autre nom le flâneur pouvait-­il donner au X et aux V que traçaient sur la façade les pièces de bois transversales ou diagonales dessinées dans le badigeon par de petites lézardes parallèles  ? Évidemment, au passage de toutes les voitures, chacune de ces solives s’agitait dans sa mortaise. Ce vénérable édifice était surmonté d’un toit triangulaire dont aucun modèle ne se verra bientôt plus à Paris. Cette couverture, tordue par les intempéries du climat parisien, s’avançait de trois pieds sur la rue, autant pour garantir des eaux pluviales le seuil de la porte, que pour abriter le mur d’un grenier et sa lucarne sans appui.

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The volume of short stories which, in the first complete edition of the Comedie, opens with Les Marana, contains, with that in which La Recherche de l'Absolu leads off, the very finest productions of the author on a small scale; and they now appear together, La Recherche excepted. Almost all the pieces herein contained were early work, written when Balzac was under the combined excitement of his emergence from the valley of the shadow in which he had toiled so long, and of the heat and stress of the political and literary Revolution of 1830...

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Une édition de référence du Chef-­d’oeuvre inconnu de Honoré de Balzac, spécialement conçue pour la lecture sur les supports numériques.­« Enfin, il y a quelque chose de plus vrai que tout ceci, c’est que la pratique et l’observation sont tout chez ...

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Romanzo che narra la storia dell'eroico soldato creduto morto, che dopo un decennio ritorna nella sua città per rivendicare i suoi diritti di proprietario e di marito. Libro in lingua originale francese con traduzione in italiano.

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Una cittadina della Bassa Normandia, Alençon, microcosmo della vecchia Francia, una donna non più giovane senza marito: sono i protagonisti di questo romanzo breve di Balzac, un’altra tessera di quell’impareggiabile - e ancora in parte inesplorato...

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Classic novel. According to Wikipedia: "Honore de Balzac (May 20, 1799 - August 18, 1850) was a nineteenth-­century French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Comedie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815. Due to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multi-­faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well; the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities.­"

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In a Spanish city on an island in the Mediterranean, there stands a convent of the Order of Barefoot Carmelites, where the rule instituted by St. Theresa is still preserved with all the first rigor of the reformation brought about by that illustrious woman. Extraordinary as this may seem, it is none the less true. Almost every religious house in the Peninsula, or in Europe for that matter, was either destroyed or disorganized by the outbreak of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars; but as this island was protected through those times by the English fleet, its wealthy convent and peaceable inhabitants were secure from the general trouble and spoliation.

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