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Selected Short Stories

French / English

Honore De Balzac Stanley Appelbaum



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02 July 1999
Series: Dover
"Considered a founder of the realistic school of fiction, prolific French novelist Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) wrote in meticulous detail, depicting ordinary and undistinguished lives in tales that nevertheless abounded in melodramatic plots and violent passions.

This convenient dual-language volume includes six of Balzac's most highly regarded short stories: ""An Episode During the Terror,"" a deftly told tale contrasting material poverty with spiritual riches; ""A Passion in the Desert,"" inspired by Balzac's interest in the Near East and his fascination with Napoleon; ""The Revolutionary Conscript,"" a critique of provincial life; ""The Forsaken Woman,"" an intriguing study of female psychology and a how-to seduction manual; ""The Unknown Masterpiece,"" which focuses on the conflict between an artist's commitment to his work and his relationship with the woman who loves him; and ""Facino Cane,"" a tale of a destitute blind man's dreams of restoring his former wealth and power.

Stanley Appelbaum has provided excellent, line-for-line English translations of the text, as well as an informative introduction and notes related to each story. This superb selection of tales by one of the world's great writers of fiction is sure to delight students and devotees of French language and literature."

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Imprint:   Dover
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 137mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   550g
ISBN:   9780486408958
ISBN 10:   0486408957
Series:   Dover
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction Un episode sous la Terreur An Episode During the Terror Une passion dans le desert A Passion in the Desert Le requisitionnaire The Revolutionary Conscript Le chef-d' /uvre inconnu The Unknown Masterpiece La femme abandonnee The Foresaken Woman Facino Cane Facino Cane Notes

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