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Eugénie Grandet

Honoré de Balzac

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Eugénie Grandet, first published in 1833, is one of Honoré de Balzac's finest novels, and one of the first works in what would become his large novel series titled La Comédie Humaine. Set in a provincial town in post-Revolutionary France, the story deals with money, avarice, love, and obsession. A wealthy old miser must manage the passion of his innocent daughter, who later has to navigate on her own the treacherous ways of a world in which money is "the only god." Balzac's meticulous use of psychological and physical detail influenced the development of 19th-century literary realism, in the hands of writers such as Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, and Henry James. - Summary by Bruce Pirie

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bruce Pirie

Length:

7h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

38:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

38:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

43:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:50