Eugenie Grandet (Penguin Classics)

Eugenie Grandet (Penguin Classics)

Honoré de Balzac


Depicting the deadly conflict among fabric wants and the freeing strength of human passions, Honoré de Balzac's Eugénie Grandet is translated with an advent by way of M.A. Crawford in Penguin Classics. In a depressing condominium in provincial Saumur, the miser Grandet lives together with his spouse and daughter, Eugénie, whose lives are stifled and overshadowed through his obsession with gold. Guarding his piles of glittering treasures and his merely baby both heavily, he'll allow not anyone close to them. but if the arriving of her good-looking cousin, Charles, awakens Eugénie's personal wants, her ardour brings her right into a violent collision together with her father that ends up in tragedy for all. Eugénie Grandet is one of many earliest and best works in Balzac's Comédie humaine cycle, which portrays a society fed on via the fight to acquire wealth and attain energy. the following Grandet embodies either the passionate pursuit of cash, and the human rate of avarice. M. A. Crawford's lucid translation is followed by means of an creation discussing the irony and mental perception of Balzac's characterization, the position of destiny within the novel, its surroundings and old historical past.  

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