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I obviously read this book in French! Inanimate objects are imbued with character euvenie well; the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities.

Eugenie learns on a walk with her father that the fears of the des Grassins are unfounded: He was making money hand over fist.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Also balzad The Human Comedy.

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Each is afraid the other will become favored in the pursuit of Eugenie of course. Apr 30, Pages. Finally Mme Grandet tells her troubles to the Cruchots. Like Zola, Balzac establishes his characters so vividly you can’t help but become int If you are to believe Balzac and Zola, how depressing life must have been in 19th century France. But when Eugenie sends money to Paris, she sends 1, francs.


He is a true miser, never spending money on food — they eat what is paid in kind for services, never even had game until M. February Eugehie how and vrandet to remove this template message.

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Basically all you’ll read about is this. Every room and every face and every everything is described. Grandet tells Eugenie if she continues talking about this he will send her away to the Abbey, I presume a convent.

Grandet has adopted this habit much like Columbo wears his old raincoat to disarm his foes. Which ending to you like best? I’ve just dug out the review from my files and am posting it here with some minor changes.

It keeps you in control. This felt far more complex and thoughtful a treatment of that subject than anyth Having never read Balzac, I had no sense of how human and intimate this story would be.

Eugenie Grandet

We are experiencing technical difficulties. The Cruchots and des Grassins frankly stare: But then Eugenie starts thinking, and slowly is beginning to realize her father is rich. Charles is ecstatic and impulsively hugs his uncle. He gives to her in exchange a gold case with portraits of his mother and father.


Grandet collapses and has to be put to bed. A classic that holds a place of reverence on my bookshelf. Though nothing is explicitly said, Mme Grandet understands all.

Grandet acquired a woodland and a keeper who supplied them game.

One day, however, a cousin from Eugenia arrives from Paris, who thinks of pleasing her cousin, since a relationship between the two would allow him to live in an open manner. Debo decir que he quedado muy, pero muy complacido con esta obra.

Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac

To be able to document the first blush of love felt by a provincial, perhaps rather small-minded, young woman with sensitivity and care is no simple task. Charles finally rises and asks for something light, grrandet a fowl, for breakfast. You can read why I came to this decision here. She doesn’t know that however.

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