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The Edition Définitive of the Comédie Humaine by Honoré de Balzac by  Honore de Balzac Honoré de Balzac - Edition Définitive / First English Edition - 1895 - from Books of the World and Biblio.com

The Edition Définitive of the Comédie Humaine by Honoré de Balzac : now for the first time completely translated into English

by Honoré de Balzac, Honore de Balzac

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Fifty-Three Volume Set. Edition Definitive of the Comedie Humaine. First complete, unabridged English edition of Balzac's Human Comedy. Printed for Subscribers Only by George Barrie and Son, 1895-1900. Volume I contains the note "Copy Number 105, Bound for Claud Livingston." All volumes octavo, bound in blue-green cloth with tipped-on beige backstrip labels with black and red lettering; red lettering is almost completely faded. Top edges gilt; other edges uncut. Pages show light, uniform toning. Each volume contains four etchings; plates show heavier toning. Volumes are square and reasonably tight, and unmarked. Top edges gilt, other edges uncut. Noticeable bumping, rubbing, and scuffing to all spine ends and some corners and edges. Heavy substantial set. Shipping weight 90 pounds; contact seller for shipping options.

Contents:

v. 1-11. Parisian life: --v. 1-2. The splendors and miseries of courtesans: The way that girls love. How much love costs old men. The end of bad roads. The last incarnation of Vautrin --v. 3-4. The poor relations, first episode: Cousin Bette. Poerre Grassou. The girl with the golden eyes --v. 5. Poor relations, second episode: Cousin Pons --v. 6. History of the thirteen: Ferragus, Chief of the Devorants. La Duchesse de Langeais --v. 7. History of the grandeur and downfall of César Birotteau --v. 8. The civil service. Gaudissarrt II. A prince of Bohemia --v. 9. The house of Nucingen. The secrets of La Princesse de Cadignan. Sarrasine. Facino Cane. A man of business. The involuntary comedians. v. 10-11. The petty bourgeois.

v. 12-22. Private life: v. 12. The house of the Cat and Racket. The dance at Sceaux. The purse. The vendetta --v. 13. Memoirs of two young wives --v. 14. Modeste Mignon --v. 15. A start in life. Madame Firmiani. The message. The atheist's mass --v. 16. Albert Savarus. A daughter of Eve --v. 17. The marriage contract. La grenadiere. Gobseck --v. 18. A woman of thirty. The deserted mistress --v. 19. Old Goriot --v. 20. Honorine. Colonel Chabert. The interdiction --v. 21. Beatrix --v. 22. A double family. The peace of the household. A study of woman. Another study of woman. The pretended mistress.

v. 23-32. Provincial life: v. 23. Ursule Mirouët --v. 24-25. The celibates: Pierrette. The Curé de Tours. La Rabouilleuse --v. 26. Eugénie Grandet --v. 27. The lily of the valley --v. 28. The illustrious Gaudissart. The muse of the department --v. 29. The old maid. The cabinet of antiquities --v. 30-32. Lost illusions: The two poets. A provincial great man in Paris. The trials of an inventor.

v. 33-37. Military and political life: v. 33. The Chouans --v. 34. A passion in the desert. An episode under the reign of terror. A dark affair --v. 35. Z. Marcas. The other side of contemporaneous history, first episode: Madame de la Chanterie; second episode: The novice --v. 36-37. The deputy from Arcis.

v. 38-40. Country life: v. 38. The country Doctor --v. 39. The village Curé --v. 40. The peasants.

v. 41-49. Philosophic and analytic studies: v. 41. The magic skin --v. 42. Jesus Christ in Flanders. Melmoth converted. The elixir of long life. Seraphita --v. 43. The unknown masterpiece. The Maranas. A seashore drama. The red inn. Master Cornelius --v. 44. Gambara. Massimilla Doni. The accursed child --v. 45. The quest of the absolute --v. 46. Adieu. The conscript. The executioner. The exiles. Louis Lambert --v. 47. Catherine de' Medici --v. 48-49. Physiology of marriage. Petty worries of conjugal life.

v. 50-51. The repertory of La comédie humaine of Honoré de Balzac.

v. 52-53. Les contes drolatiques.


Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: Books of the World US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1895
  • Title: The Edition Définitive of the Comédie Humaine by Honoré de Balzac
  • Author: Honoré de Balzac, Honore de Balzac
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Edition Définitive / First English Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: George Barrie & Son
  • Place: Philadelpha
  • Date published: 1895
  • Keywords: Balzac, Human Comedy, Comédie Humaine
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction;
  • Size: 8vo
  • Lccn: 98000001
  • Oclc: 254192883
  • Weight: 90 pounds


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