search for books and compare prices
cover image
History of the Thirteen
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date April 1, 1978
Pages 390
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140443011
ISBN-10 0140443010
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Passionate and perceptive, the three short novels that make up Balzac's History of the Thirteen are concerned in part with the activities of a rich, powerful, sinister and unscrupulous secret society in nineteenth-century France. While the deeds of 'The Thirteen' remain frequently in the background, however, the individual novels are concerned with exploring various forms of desire. A tragic love story, Ferragus depicts a marriage destroyed by suspicion, revelation and misunderstanding. The Duchess de Langeais explores the anguish that results when a society coquette tries to seduce a heroic ex-soldier, while The Girl with the Golden Eyes offers a frank consideration of desire and sexuality. Together, these works provide a firm and fascinating foundation for Balzac's many later portrayals of Parisian life in his great novel-cycle The Human Comedy.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780020867708 Book cover for 9780140443011
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Penguin Classics (April 1, 1978)
9780140443011 | details & prices | 390 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $18.00
About: Passionate and perceptive, the three short novels that make up Balzac's History of the Thirteen are concerned in part with the activities of a rich, powerful, sinister and unscrupulous secret society in nineteenth-century France.
With Honore de Balzac, C. S. Lewis | Boxed edition from Macmillan Pub Co 4.50 × 7.25 × 2.75 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $27.95
This edition also contains Six by Lewis
About: 6 classic texts by C.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.