Автор: Herbert Hunt,Honore Balzac Название: Lost Illusions ISBN: 0140442510 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140442519 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1273 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Lucien Chardon, an aspiring young author, leaves his small provincial hometown and attempts to succeed in the Parisian literary circles of the early 19th century.
Автор: De Balzac, Honore Название: The Wrong Side of Paris ISBN: 0812966759 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812966756 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1162 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Wrong Side of Paris, the final novel in Balzac's The Human Comedy, is the compelling story of Godefroid, an abject failure at thirty, who seeks refuge from materialism by moving into a monastery-like lodging house in the shadows of Notre-Dame. Presided over by Madame de La Chanterie, a noblewoman with a tragic past, the house is inhabited by a remarkable band of men--all scarred by the tumultuous aftermath of the French Revolution--who have devoted their lives to performing anonymous acts of charity. Intrigued by the Order of the Brotherhood of Consolation and their uplifting dedication to virtuous living, Godefroid strives to follow their example. He agrees to travel--incognito--to a Parisian slum to save a noble family from ruin. There he meets a beautiful, ailing Polish woman who lives in great luxury, unaware that just outside her bedroom door her own father and son are suffering in dire poverty. By proving himself worthy of the Brotherhood, Godefroid finds his own spiritual redemption. This vivid portrait of the underbelly of nineteenth-century Paris, exuberantly rendered by Jordan Stump, is the first major translation in more than a century of Balzac's forgotten masterpiece L'Envers de l'histoire contemporaine. Featuring an illuminating Introduction by Adam Gopnik, this original Modern Library edition also includes explanatory notes.
Автор: De Balzac, Honore Название: Cousin Bette ISBN: 0375759077 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375759079 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1094 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Bette is a wronged soul; and when her passion does break, it is, as Balzac says, sublime and terrifying," wrote V. S. Pritchett. A late masterpiece in Balzac's La Com die Humaine, Cousin Bette is the story of a Vosges peasant who rebels against her scornful upper-class relatives, skillfully turning their selfish obsessions against them. The novel exemplifies what Henry James described as Balzac's "huge, all-compassing, all-desiring, all-devouring love of reality."
Автор: De Balzac, Honore Название: Lost Illusions ISBN: 0375757902 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375757907 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1231 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Balzac was] the master unequalled in the art of painting humanity as it exists in modern society," wrote George Sand. "He searched and dared everything." Written between 1837 and 1843, Lost Illusions reveals, perhaps better than any other of Balzac's ninety-two novels, the nature and scope of his genius. The story of Lucien Chardon, a young poet from Angouleme who tries desperately to make a name for himself in Paris, is a brilliantly realistic and boldly satirical portrait of provincial manners and aristocratic life. Handsome and ambitious but naive, Lucien is patronized by the beau monde as represented by Madame de Bargeton and her cousin, the formidable Marquise d'Espard, only to be duped by them. Denied the social rank he thought would be his, Lucien discards his poetic aspirations and turns to hack journalism; his descent into Parisian low life ultimately leads to his own death. "Balzac was both a greedy child and an indefatigable observer of a greedy age, at once a fantastic and a genius, yet possessing a simple core of common sense," noted V. S. Pritchett, one of his several biographers. Another, Andre Maurois, concluded: "Balzac was by turns a saint, a criminal, an honest judge, a corrupt judge, a minister, a fob, a harlot, a duchess, and always a genius." This Modern Library edition presents the translation by Kathleen Raine.
Автор: Balzac, Honore De Название: Pere Goriot ISBN: 0451529596 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780451529596 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 544 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "P re Goriot can rightly be regarded as one of the greatest of Balzac's novels," writes Henry Reed of this masterful study of a father who sacrifices everything for his daughters. This novel marked the true beginning of Balzac's towering project La Comdie Humaine, his series of novels and short stories depicting "the whole pell-mell of civilization." In P re Goriot, the great novelist probes the "bourgeois tragedy" of money and power from two different directions. While Goriot is willingly reduced to poverty to support his ambitious daughters, an impoverished young man of integrity becomes money hungry. Attracted to one of Goriot's daughters, Rastignac succumbs to the fever of social climbing. The resulting tale is a commentary on wealth and human desire that still rings true in the twenty-first century. Translated and with an Afterword by Henry Reed and with an Introduction by Peter Brooks
Автор: Balzac Honore Название: The Magic Skin, with eBook ISBN: 1400160863 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400160860 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1572 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Honore Balzac Название: Old Goriot ISBN: 0141023392 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141023397 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Цена: 646 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Eugene wants to get on in the world. So he has come to Paris, where the streets teem with chancers, criminals and social climbers and everyone is out for what they can get. He sees a plan to make a fortune. Two women mysteriously come at night to visit him, Could they bring him the status and acceptance he craves?
Автор: Balzac, Honore De Название: The Unknown Masterpiece ISBN: 0940322749 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780940322745 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1091 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Published here in a new translation by poet Richard Howard, `The Unknown Masterpiece` appears, as Balzac intended with `Gambara`, a grotesque and tragic novella about a musician undone by his dreams.
Автор: Honore Balzac Название: The Black Sheep ISBN: 0140442375 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140442373 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1103 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: No story in the world is more exciting that The Black Sheep, combining as it does the compelling readability of the blood-and-thunder with the deeper insights of literary art.
Автор: Honore Balzac Название: History of the Thirteen ISBN: 0140443010 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780140443011 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1103 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The three short novels that make up this book are concerned in part with the activities of a rich, powerful, sinister and unscrupulous secret society in nineteenth-century France.
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