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This comprehensive eBook presents the complete Human Comedy of Honoré de Balzac in English, with beautiful illustrations, concise introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (28MB Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Balzac's life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other works
* The COMPLETE La Comédie humaine in English translation
* The whole series is precisely organised into Balzac's plan
* Includes Balzacs introduction AVANT-PROPOS
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Famous works such as FATHER GORIOT, COUSIN BETTY, THE MAGIC SKIN and many more are illustrated with their original artwork
* Balzacs five plays
* Criticism section, with seven essays by writers such as Henry James and Leslie Stephen, evaluating Balzacs contribution to literature
* Features five biographies - discover in depth Balzac's literary life!
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* Special CHARACTERS resource, with information on all members of the cast La Comédie humaine, with references to the novels and stories they appear in

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CONTENTS:

THE HUMAN COMEDY

THE HISTORY OF LA COMÉDIE HUMAINE
AVANT-PROPOS (PREFACE)

STUDIES OF MANNERS IN THE 19TH CENTURY

Scenes from Private Life
AT THE SIGN OF THE CAT AND RACKET
THE BALL AT SCEAUX
LETTERS OF TWO BRIDES
THE PURSE
MODESTE MIGNON
A START IN LIFE
ALBERT SAVARUS
VENDETTA
A SECOND HOME
DOMESTIC PEACE
MADAME FIRMIANI
STUDY OF A WOMAN
THE IMAGINARY MISTRESS
A DAUGHTER OF EVE
THE MESSAGE
THE GRAND BRETECHE
LA GRENADIERE
THE DESERTED WOMAN
HONORINE
BEATRIX
GOBSECK
A WOMAN OF THIRTY
FATHER GORIOT
COLONEL CHABERT
THE ATHEISTS MASS
THE COMMISSION IN LUNACY
THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT
ANOTHER STUDY OF WOMAN

Scenes from Provincial Life
URSULE MIROUET
EUGENIE GRANDET
The Celibates
PIERRETTE
THE VICAR OF TOURS
THE TWO BROTHERS
Parisians in the Country
THE ILLUSTRIOUS GAUDISSART
THE MUSE OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Jealousies of a Country Town
THE OLD MAID
THE COLLECTION OF ANTIQUITIES
Lost Illusions
TWO POETS
A DISTINGUISHED PROVINCIAL AT PARIS
EVE AND DAVID

Scenes from Parisian Life
The Thirteen
FERRAGUS
THE DUCHESSE DE LANGEAIS
GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN EYES
RISE AND FALL OF CÉSAR BIROTTEAU
THE FIRM OF NUCINGEN

Scenes from a Courtesans Life
ESTHER HAPPY: HOW A COURTESAN CAN LOVE
WHAT LOVE COSTS AN OLD MAN
THE END OF EVIL WAYS
VAUTRINS LAST AVATAR
SECRETS OF THE PRINCESSE DE CADIGNAN
FACINO CANE
SARRASINE
PIERRE GRASSOU
The Poor Relations
COUSIN BETTY
COUSIN PONS
A MAN OF BUSINESS
A PRINCE OF BOHEMIA
GAUDISSART II
BUREAUCRACY
UNCONSCIOUS COMEDIANS
THE LESSER BOURGEOISIE
The Seamy Side of History
MADAME DE LA CHANTERIE
THE INITIATE

Scenes from Political Life
AN EPISODE UNDER THE TERROR
AN HISTORICAL MYSTERY
The Deputy of Arcis
THE ELECTION
LETTERS EXPLANATORY
MONSIEUR DE SALLENAUVE
Z. MARCAS

Scenes from Military Life
THE CHOUANS
A PASSION IN THE DESERT

Scenes from Country Life
SONS OF THE SOIL
THE COUNTRY DOCTOR
THE VILLAGE RECTOR
THE LILY OF THE VALLEY

PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES
THE MAGIC SKIN
CHRIST IN FLANDERS
MELMOTH RECONCILED
THE UNKNOWN MASTERPIECE
GAMBARA
MASSIMILLA DONI
THE ALKAHEST
THE HATED SON
FAREWELL
JUANA
THE RECRUIT
EL VERDUGO
A DRAMA ON THE SEASHORE
MAITRE CORNELIUS
THE RED INN
Catherine de Medici
THE CALVINIST MARTYR
THE SECRETS OF THE RUGGIERI
THE TWO DREAMS
THE ELIXIR OF LIFE
THE EXILES
LOUIS LAMBERT
SERAPHITA

ANALYTICAL STUDIES
PHYSIOLOGY OF MARRIAGE
LITTLE MISERIES OF CONJUGAL LIFE
Pathology of Social Life
TRAITÉ DE LA VIE ÉLÉGANTE
THÉORIE DE LA DÉMARCHE
TRAITÉ DES EXCITANTS MODERNES

OTHER WORKS:
The Short Stories
DROLL STORIES

The Plays
INTRODUCTION TO BALZACS DRAMAS by J. Walker McSpadden
ALL FIVE PLAYS

RESOURCES:
The Criticism
7 ESSAYS

The Biographies
5 BIOGRAPHIES

Glossary of Characters in La Comédie humaine

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