Eugenie Grandet

by Honore de Balzac

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One of Rose Tremain's favourite books.

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This Orange Inheritance Edition of Eugenie Grandet is published in association with the Orange Prize for Fiction. Books shape our lives and transform the way we see ourselves and each other. The best books are timeless and continue to be relevant generation after generation. Vintage Classics asked the winners of The Orange Prize for Fiction which books they would pass onto the next generation and why. Rose Tremain chose Eugenie Grandet . Monsieur Grandet is a very rich man whose chief care is his gold. He runs his household with exacting miserly attention and his wife and daughter suffer a Spartan existence. On the evening of his daughter Eugenie's twenty third birthday his foppish nephew Charles suddenly arrives from Paris. Eugenie has never known passion. Now, in an instant, she falls in love and her life is changed forever. Monsieur Grandet will not countenance his daughter's marriage to her penniless cousin and Eugenie's determination to follow her heart leads her into direct conflict with her father

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'This brilliant but devastatingly sad novel moved me so much, I began it again the moment I got to the end.' Rose Tremain

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ISBN: 9780099560869
Publication date: 07/04/2011
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099560869
Publication date: 7th April 2011
Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Honore de Balzac

Honore de Balzac was born 20 May 1799, the second son of a civil servant. He was brought up away from his family home, first in the care of a wet-nurse and then at a strict grammar school at Vendome. Balzac then studied at the Sorbonne, before entering training to become a lawyer, like his father. At the age of twenty, to the consternation of his family, he announced his intention to abandon law and become a writer. His early literary works met with little success, and Balzac's various business ventures as a printer and publisher also foundered. In 1829, he began to ...

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