Eugénie Grandet

Eugénie Grandet

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In a gloomy house in provincial Saumur lives the miser Grandet with his wife and daughter, Eug#65533;nie, whose lives are stifled and overshadowed by his obsession with gold. Guarding his piles of glittering treasures and his only child equally closely, he will let no one near them. But when the arrival of her handsome cousin, Charles, awakens Eug#65533;nie's own desires, her passion brings her into a violent collision with her father that results in tragedy for all. Eug#65533;nie Grandet is one of the earliest and finest works in Balzac's Com#65533;die humaine cycle, his magnificent panorama of post-Revolutionary French life, which portrays a society consumed by the struggle to amass wealth and achieve power. Here Grandet embodies both the passionate pursuit of money, and the human cost of avarice.
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2004
ISBN: 9780140440508
Characteristics: 255 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Crawford, Marion Ayton


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Nov 13, 2010

I really love 19th century literature - descriptive and wonderful plots. This is a tale of greed bordering on a fetish for money set in a village in France. A very enjoyable read!

This book is on the 1001 books to read before you die list.


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