Eugénie GrandetBook - 2004
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
Characteristics: 255 pages ; 20 cm