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The Girl With The Golden Eyes

The Girl With The Golden Eyes

2004 ·
·3.38·758 Ratings ·72 Pages
“ Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance. ” ― Roy T. Bennett
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  • The Chouans

    2006·
    ·3.57·490 Ratings
    Les Chouans (French pronunciation: ​[le ʃwɑ̃], The Chouans) is an 1829 novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) and included in the Scènes de la vie militaire section of his novel sequence La Comédie humaine. Set in t
  • The Physiology of Marriage

    1997·
    ·3.3·68 Ratings
    It is well known that Balzac had two literary careers--the first, under a pseudonym, writing blood-and-thunder romance novels and the second, under his own name, as the creator of La Comedie Humaine, the vast chronicle of "contemporary life in all its com
  • The Black Sheep

    1976·
    ·3.98·1,377 Ratings
    Formerly an aide-de-camp to Napoleon but now without prospects, Phillippe Bridau and his younger brother Joseph, a shiftless artist, become entangled in a struggle to recover the family inheritance in a world where "to be without money is to be without po
  • A Harlot High and Low

    1985·
    ·4.05·1,405 Ratings
    Finance, fashionable society, and the intrigues of the underworld and the police system form the heart of this powerful novel, which introduces the satanic genius Vautrin, one of the greatest villains in world literature.
  • Louis Lambert

    2005·
    ·3.38·170 Ratings
    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 theori
  • Bureaucrats

    1993·
    ·3.74·50 Ratings
    The Bureaucrats (Les Employes) stands out in Balzac's immense Human Comedy by concentrating precisely and penetratingly on a distinctive "modern" institution: France's state bureaucracy. Rabourdin, aided by his unscrupulous wife, attempts to reorganize an
  • Cousin Pons

    1978·
    ·3.98·841 Ratings
    Mild, harmless and ugly to behold, the impoverished Pons is an ageing musician whose brief fame has fallen to nothing. Living a placid Parisian life as a bachelor in a shared apartment with his friend Schmucke, he maintains only two passions: a devotion t
  • Seraphita

    2006·
    ·3.58·230 Ratings
    Balzac begins with a travelogue of the fiords of Norway, concentrating ultimately on one valley that is isolated by the roaring waters of the Sieg River which rises in Sweden and by the forbidding mountains of Jarvis.We begin with two figures cross-countr
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