Selected short stories by Honore De Balzac

Selected short stories Paperback Feb 9 2009

By Honore De Balzac
Paperback
$19.74 USD

One of the greatest French novelists, Balzac was also an accomplished writer of shorter fiction. This volume includes twelve of his finest short stories - many of which feature characters from his epic series of novels the Comedie Humaine. Compelling tales of acute social and psychological insight, they fully demonstrate the mastery of suspense and revelation that were the hallmarks of Balzac's genius. In The Atheist's Mass, we learn the true reason for a distinguished atheist surgeon's attendance at religious services; La Grande Breteche describes the horrific truth behind the locked doors of a decaying country mansion, while The Red Inn relates a brutal tale of murder and betrayal. A fascinating counterpoint to the renowned novels, all the stories collected here stand by themselves as mesmerizing works by one of the finest writers of nineteenth-century France.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
ADULT PBS
Publication date
Feb 9 2009
ISBN-13
9780140443257
ISBN-10
0140443258
Weight
213.0g
Dimensions
129.0mm x 17.0mm