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The Girl With the Golden Eyes
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Indypublish.Com
Publication date March 31, 2005
Pages 168
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781414247595
ISBN-10 1414247591
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $19.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Girl With the Golden Eyes is a novella by Honoré de Balzac. The story follows the decadent heir Henri de Marsay, who becomes enamored of the titular beauty, Paquita Valdes, and plots to seduce her. Though he succeeds, he becomes disillusioned when he discovers she is also involved with another lover, and plots to murder her. When he arrives to kill her, he discovers she's already dead by the hand of her lover - his half-sister. She declares that Paquita came from a land where women are no more than chattels, able to be bought and used in any way. In the last lines of the story, de Marsay laughingly tells a friend that the girl has died of consumption.

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