Rise And Fall Of Cesar Birotteau

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776538498
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One of the unifying themes that wends its way through Honore de Balzac's immense body of work is the corrupting danger of greed -- and the often-absurd lengths to which people will go to secure material wealth. In the wonderful novel Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau, the title character starts out as a successful perfume-maker who is gradually lured to the dark side by the promise of ill-gotten gains.

The Rise And Fall Of C Sar Birotteau The Secrets Of A Princess The Middle Classes Classic Reprint

Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780243241125
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Excerpt from The Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau; The Secrets of a Princess; The Middle Classes Few books of Balzac's have been the subject of more diverse judgment than C'esar Birotteau. From the opinion of the unnamed solicitor, who told Madame Serville that it was an invaluable work to consult on bankruptcy, to that of M. Paul Lacroix (beloved of many as the Bibliophile Jacob), that it might be forgiven for the sake of Le Pere Goriot and the Peau dc Chagrin, there is not perhaps quite so great a dis tance as may appear; but other expressions, opposed not merely in form, but in fact, might probably be collected. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Rise And Fall Of Cesar Birotteau

Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781977732286
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Honor� de Balzac (20 May 1799 - 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright best known for a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Com�die humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon.Due to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters, who are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. His writing influenced many subsequent novelists such as Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Gustave Flaubert, Henry James, and William Faulkner. Many of Balzac's works have been made into or have inspired films, and they are a continuing source of inspiration for writers, filmmakers and critics.