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  • Honoré De Balzac

    ´100 Quotes by Honoré de Balzac’ is a collection of writings and thoughts from the French novelist and playwright, Honoré de Balzac. Balzac was known to frequently flit between several ‘work in progress’ writings, and his finished articles were often revised between editions. The way that Balzac wrote is very much reflective of the difficulties in his own life, and perhaps the writer was attempting to stabilise his life through fiction. A superb and thought-provoking collection of inspiring quotes, ´100 Quotes by Honoré de Balzac’ is ideal for fans of Balzac and those who want something to dip in and out of. - Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) was a French...read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    Balzac recoge en esta obra maestra la crónica de toda una época, y compone una elegía de los perdidos sueños de juventud. Traducción de José Ramón Monreal Salvador Introducción de Jacques Noiray Obra maestra de Balzac, Las ilusiones perdidas cuenta la historia de un joven de provincias con ambiciones artísticas que sueña con triunfar en París. La odisea de Lucien Rubempré desde la inocencia de su Angulema natal hasta el fango del fracaso constituye uno de los periplos narrativos más audaces, embelesadores e imponentes de la narrativa del siglo XIX. Crónica de toda una época, elegía y recuerdo de los perdidos sueños de juventud, esta novela, apoteosis...read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    Honoré de Balzac es un maestro de la novela francesa, de la que ha abordado varios géneros, desde la novela filosófica con La obra maestra desconocida hasta la novela fantástica con La piel de la pena o la novela poética con El lirio en el valle. Sobre todo, se destacó en el sentido del realismo, en particular con Le Père Goriot y Eugénie Grandet, pero es un realismo visionario que trasciende el poder de su imaginación creativa. Estas 100 citas pretenden dar acceso a su obra monumental a través de una selección de sus pensamientos más impactantes, en un formato accesible para todos. Una cita es más que un extracto de una declaración, puede ser un golpe de la mente, un resumen...read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    Honoré de Balzac é um mestre do romance francês, do qual abordou vários géneros, desde o romance filosófico com A obra-prima desconhecida até ao fantástico romance com A Pele da Tristeza ou o romance poético com O Lírio no Vale. Acima de tudo, ele destacou-se na veia do realismo, nomeadamente com Le Père Goriot e Eugénie Grandet, mas é um realismo visionário que transcende o poder da sua imaginação criativa. Estas 100 citações visam dar acesso à sua obra monumental através de uma selecção dos seus pensamentos mais marcantes, num formato acessível a todos. Uma citação é mais do que um excerto de uma declaração, pode ser um traço da mente, um resumo de um...read more

  • Honore de Balzac

    Louis Lambert is an 1832 novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850), included in the Études philosophiques section of his novel sequence La Comédie humaine. Set mostly in a school at Vendôme, it examines the life and theories of a boy genius fascinated by the Swedish philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). Balzac wrote Louis Lambert during the summer of 1832 while he was staying with friends at the Château de Saché, and published three editions with three different titles. The novel contains a minimal plot, focusing mostly on the metaphysical ideas of its boy-genius protagonist and his only friend (eventually revealed to be Balzac himself). Although it...read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    Honoré de Balzac is one of the most renowned French novelists. His magnum opus, La Comédie Humaine (The Human Comedy) is a panorama of life in France in the years after the fall of Napoleon; his keen observation of detail, subtle psychology and unfiltered representation of society gave him his place as one of the founders and great masters of realism in European literature. His characters are complex, morally ambiguous and utterly real. The Conscript is one of the stories from the great collection making up the Human Comedy; it captures the human cost of revolution in a terribly touching way. Madame de Dey is a noble, rich widow whose son, an officer in the dragoons, has chosen to follow...read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    The Elixir of Life is a fantastic tale by the French novelist and writer Honoré de Balzac in which he gives a satirical version of the legend of Don Juan. This early short story was originally published in 1830; like all the component pieces of Balzac's Comédie Humaine, it is considered a stand-alone piece of literature. The spoiled son of a Spanish nobleman, Don Juan Belvidero cannot wait for the moment to claim the family wealth and title for himself. His father has him called to his death-bed, to inform him that he is in possession of a magic, death-defying potion. If the son will only rub the liquid on his dead body, the father will come back to life. Don Juan assures his father that...read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    For a very long time Monsieur de Merret has been suspecting his wife of infidelity. One night he comes home earlier than usual and knocks on the door of his wife's chamber. Right before he enters the room, he hears the door of her closet squeak. Initially, Merret thinks that this is their maid Rosalie, but he is perplexed when the maid enters the room right after him. Merret desires to open the closet so he can once and for all find out the truth about his wife. Who is hiding in the closet and why does Monsieur de Merret think his wife is having an affair? Will his suspicions turn out to have been warranted? Will he open the closet, or his wife will manage to change his mind? Find all...read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    Aus den Tolldreisten Geschichten Balzacs hier die besten: Die schöne Imperia, die Jungfrau von Thilouze, Der lustige Pfarrer von Azay-le-Rideau, Die schöne Wäscherin von Pontillon, Die Fasten König Franz' des Ersten, Wie eine schöne und tugendsame Frau zur Hure gemacht werden sollte, Die Hochzeit des Mönchs, Eine teure Liebesnacht, Wie das schöne Mädchen von Pontillon seinen Richter überführte, Missliche Unterhaltung dreier Pilger. Ungekürzt gelesen. Mit dabei: Ein pdf-Dokument mit...read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    Julie ignoriert die Warnungen ihres Vaters und geht eine unglückliche Ehe ein, der sie nicht entkommen kann. Trotz kleiner Fluchten, aus denen sogar Kinder hervorgehen, bleibt sie ins Korsett gesellschaftlicher Zwänge gepresst. Balzacs meisterhafter Roman aus dem Zyklus der 'menschlichen Komödie' zeigt frühe feministische Züge und ist ein überaus unterhaltsames...read more

  • Honore de Balzac

    Le Père Goriot est un roman d’Honoré de Balzac, écrit en 1834, dont la publication débute dans la Revue de Paris et qui paraît en 1835 en librairie. Il fait partie des Scènes de la vie privée de la Comédie humaine. Le Père Goriot établit les bases de ce qui deviendra un véritable édifice : la Comédie humaine, construction littéraire unique en son genre, avec des liens entre les volumes, des passerelles, des renvois. (Résumé par Wikipédia) Le Père Goriot (English: Father Goriot or Old Goriot) is an 1835 novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850), included in the Scènes de la vie privée section of his novel sequence La Comédie humaine....read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    Honoré de Balzac est un maître du roman français, dont il a abordé plusieurs genres, du roman philosophique avec Le Chef-d'œuvre inconnu au roman fantastique avec La Peau de chagrin ou encore au roman poétique avec Le Lys dans la vallée. Il a surtout excellé dans la veine du réalisme, avec notamment Le Père Goriot et Eugénie Grandet, mais il s'agit d'un réalisme visionnaire, que transcende la puissance de son imagination créatrice. Ces 100 citations visent à donner accès à son œuvre monumentale par une sélection de ses pensées les plus marquantes, dans un format accessible à tous. Une citation est plus qu'un extrait d'un propos, ce peut être un trait d'esprit, un...read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    Mit dem Greis Goriot zeichnet Balzac eine Figur, die nach dem Tod seiner Frau nur von einer einzigen Leidenschaft besessen ist: der Liebe zu seinen Töchtern. Als seine zwei 'Augäpfel' Delphine und Anastasie heiraten, gibt er sein gesamtes hart erarbeitetes Vermögen als Mitgift und mietet sich in einer schäbigen Pension ein. Doch auch nach der großzügigen Spende des Vaters verlangen die Mädchen und ihre Ehemänner weitere finanzielle Unterstützung für ihren aufwendigen Lebensstil, so daß dieser sich hoch verschuldet und schließlich völlig verarmt stirbt. Staunender Zeuge dieser Entwicklung ist der Jurastudent Rastignac, der durch das Beispiel Goriots in eine Sinnkrise über seine...read more

  • Honore de Balzac

    Chris Dolan's dramatisation of Honore de Balzac's entertaining tale of family rivalry and fortunes lost and won, set in 19th-century France. Episode 1:After Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, Philippe Bridau becomes a reckless gambler who steals from his mother to finance his obsession. She foolishly continues to idolise him, and it is left to his more dependable brother Joseph to rescue the family from destitution. Episode 2: Philippe's gambling has left his family destitute and his political activities have landed him in jail. His mother and brother seek financial help from a rich elderly relative, but a pretty young housekeeper and her lover have already laid plans to rob the old man of...read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    Penguin Audio nos brinda esta cuidada producción de Eugénie Grandet, la obra maestra de Balzac. Como dijo Oscar Wilde, el siglo XIX es un invento de Balzac. Dentro de La comedia humana, el vasto ciclo de su novelística, Eugénie Grandet ocupa un lugar cenital. La historia del avaro Grandet y de su hija Eugénie, que vive desgarrada entre la tiranía de su padre y su amor por un joven parisino, compone el mejor retrato coral de la sociedad francesa de la época, a la vez que presenta a algunos de los personajes más perfectos de la historia de la literatura. No en vano, esta novela ha sido a lo largo de los años la más persistentemente popular de cuantas escribió su...read more

  • Giovanni Boccaccio

    Es ist die feine, die klassische literarische Form der Erotik, die sich in diesen Meisterwerken findet. Keine plumpen graphischen Beschreibungen, sondern Kitzel, der im Kopf entsteht, aus der Feder von Boccaccio, Balzac, Maupassant und Schnitzler! Mit dabei: Das Beste aus dem Dekameron von Boccaccio, das Beste aus den Tolldreisten Geschichten von Balzac, Erotische Novellen von Guy de Maupassant sowie das seinerzeit verbotene erotische Bühnenstück 'Der Reigen' von Arthur Schnitzler! Mit dabei: Ein pdf-Dokument mit...read more

  • Honore de Balzac

    Published by Honoré de Balzac in the tempestuous year of 1830, the tale follows the undulating pathways of Sarrasine the sculptor's shocking journey to his coming of age. As one of the "fathers of realism" Balzac painted with his words a vivid portrait of life in the swirling salons of Europe at the end of the Bourbon monarchy, and we follow Sarrasine from France to Italy in search of both his métier and his muse. However it is also the story of La Zambinella, an Italian singer with whom Sarrasine falls madly and passionately in love. But that passion holds a secret which Sarrasine spies too late. (Summary by...read more

  • Honore de Balzac

    Love in a Mask, or Imprudence and Happiness, is an entertaining short novel by Honoré de Balzac, unpublished in his lifetime. Beginning with a flirtatious conversation at a masked ball, Balzac introduces his two main characters, a beautiful wealthy young widow and a gallant cavalry officer, and demonstrates his creative genius with deft plot twists of hidden identity and romantic intrigue. The translation is by Alice M. Ivimy. --Lee...read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    Honoré de Balzac: 'Wenn es etwas gibt, das mich überleben lässt, dann sind es diese Geschichten'. Zwei Erzählungen über Liebe und Leidenchaft aus Balzacs berühmter Sammlung 'Tolldreiste Geschichten': 'Die lässliche Sünde' und 'Die klatschhaften Nonnen zu...read more

  • Honoré De Balzac

    The unknown masterpiece, or 'Le chef-d'oeuvre inconnu', is a story by French author Honoré de Balzac. This short text was of tremendous importance in the world of art, for it holds a groundbreaking reflection about artistic creation: what does completion or failure mean, and how is it that technique does not guarantee either. Paul Cézanne famously said 'I am Frenhofer', identifying with the old master around which the story revolves. Pablo Picasso himself was absolutely fascinated by the text, so much that he had his studio moved in the Parisian street named in the story; there, he painted his own masterpiece, Guernica. Our audiobooks are recorded by the best storytellers, for a lively...read more