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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date May 16, 2013
Pages 132
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781484990759
ISBN-10 1484990757
Dimensions 0.30 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $7.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: There are houses in certain provincial towns whose aspect inspires melancholy, akin to that called forth by sombre cloisters, dreary moorlands, or the desolation of ruins. Within these houses there is, perhaps, the silence of the cloister, the barrenness of moors, the skeleton of ruins; life and movement are so stagnant there that a stranger might think them uninhabited, were it not that he encounters suddenly the pale, cold glance of a motionless person, whose half-monastic face peers beyond the window-casing at the sound of an unaccustomed step. Such elements of sadness formed the physiognomy, as it were, of a dwelling-house in Saumur which stands at the end of the steep street leading to the chateau in the upper part of the town. This street—now little frequented, hot in summer, cold in winter, dark in certain sections—is remarkable for the resonance of its little pebbly pavement, always clean and dry, for the narrowness of its tortuous road-way, for the peaceful stillness of its houses, which belong to the Old town and are over-topped by the ramparts. Houses three centuries old are still solid, though built of wood, and their divers aspects add to the originality which commends this portion of Saumur to the attention of artists and antiquaries. It is difficult to pass these houses without admiring the enormous oaken beams, their ends carved into fantastic figures, which crown with a black bas-relief the lower floor of most of them. In one place these transverse timbers are covered with slate and mark a bluish line along the frail wall of a dwelling covered by a roof en colombage which bends beneath the weight of years, and whose rotting shingles are twisted by the alternate action of sun and rain. In another place blackened, worn-out window-sills, with delicate sculptures now scarcely discernible, seem too weak to bear the brown clay pots from which springs the heart's-ease or the rose-bush of some poor working-woman. Farther on are doors studded with enormous nails, where the genius of our forefathers has traced domestic hieroglyphics, of which the meaning is now lost forever. Here a Protestant attested his belief; there a Leaguer cursed Henry IV.; elsewhere some bourgeois has carved the insignia of his noblesse de cloches, symbols of his long-forgotten magisterial glory. The whole history of France is there. Next to a tottering house with roughly plastered walls, where an artisan enshrines his tools, rises the mansion of a country gentleman, on the stone arch of which above the door vestiges of armorial bearings may still be seen, battered by the many revolutions that have shaken France since 1789. In this hilly street the ground-floors of the merchants are neither shops nor warehouses; lovers of the Middle Ages will here find the ouvrouere of our forefathers in all its naive simplicity. These low rooms, which have no shop-frontage, no show-windows, in fact no glass at all, are deep and dark and without interior or exterior decoration. Their doors open in two parts, each roughly iron-bound; the upper half is fastened back within the room, the lower half, fitted with a spring-bell, swings continually to and fro. Air and light reach the damp den within, either through the upper half of the door, or through an open space between the ceiling and a low front wall, breast-high, which is closed by solid shutters that are taken down every morning, put up every evening, and held in place by heavy iron bars.

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Hardcover
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from Bibliolife (November 30, 2008)
9780559627187 | details & prices | 344 pages | List price $32.99
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (December 25, 2015)
9781522918189 | details & prices | 120 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.28 in. | List price $5.99
About: Honoré de Balzac (20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright best known for a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon.
from Createspace Independent Pub (October 13, 2015)
9781512392005 | details & prices | 164 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.37 in. | List price $12.99
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from Createspace Independent Pub (May 19, 2015)
9781512284164 | details & prices | 110 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.49 lbs | List price $7.49
About: There are houses in certain provincial towns whose aspect inspires melancholy, akin to that called forth by sombre cloisters, dreary moorlands, or the desolation of ruins.
With FB Editions (other contributor) | from Createspace Independent Pub (November 18, 2014)
9781503282926 | details & prices | 140 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.32 in. | List price $14.90
About: "Eugénie Grandet" par Honoré de Balzac.
With Katharine Prescott Wormeley | from Createspace Independent Pub (October 22, 2014)
9781502925329 | details & prices | 208 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.47 in. | List price $7.99
About: Eugénie Grandet is a classic 1833 novel by Honoré de Balzac about miserliness, and how it is bequeathed from the father to the daughter, Eugénie, through her unsatisfying love attachment with her cousin.
from Debolsillo (April 1, 2014)
9788490327470 | details & prices | 216 pages | List price $14.95
About: La obra maestra de Honoré de Balzac en una nueva traducción.
from Createspace Independent Pub (March 18, 2014)
9781496183941 | details & prices | 106 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.24 in. | List price $6.99
About: There are houses in certain provincial towns whose aspect inspires melancholy, akin to that called forth by sombre cloisters, dreary moorlands, or the desolation of ruins.
from Createspace Independent Pub (December 3, 2013)
9781494349240 | details & prices | 24 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.06 in. | List price $7.99
About: Christmas Summary Classics This series contains summary of Classic books such as Emma, Arne, Arabian Nights, Pride and prejudice, Tower of London, Wealth of Nations etc.
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from Createspace Independent Pub (May 16, 2013)
9781484990759 | details & prices | 132 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.30 in. | List price $7.99
About: There are houses in certain provincial towns whose aspect inspires melancholy, akin to that called forth by sombre cloisters, dreary moorlands, or the desolation of ruins.
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 28, 2013)
9781484840801 | details & prices | 106 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.24 in. | 0.47 lbs | List price $6.99
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About: There are houses in certain provincial towns whose aspect inspires melancholy, akin to that called forth by sombre cloisters, dreary moorlands, or the desolation of ruins.
With Rose Tremain (other contributor), Katherine Prescott Wormeley (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Random House Uk Ltd (April 1, 2013)
9780099560869 | details & prices | 234 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Published in association with the Orange Prize for fiction, with an introduction by Rose Tremain, describing why she chose it as the book she'd like to pass on to the next generation Monsieur Grandet is a very rich man whose chief care is his gold.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 4, 2010)
9781456334604 | details & prices | 116 pages | 7.25 × 9.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.00
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About: Eugénie Grandet is a novel by Honoré de Balzac about miserliness.
from Book Jungle (July 31, 2009)
9781438520995 | details & prices | 182 pages | List price $13.45
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About: Honora de Balzac is considered the founder of social realism.
from Lightning Source Inc (June 30, 2009)
9781438520520 | details & prices | 284 pages | List price $18.46
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About: 'Who is going to marry Eugenie Grandet?
from Bibliolife (November 30, 2008)
9780559627156 | details & prices | 344 pages | List price $19.99
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
from Lightning Source Inc (August 30, 2008)
9788132025078 | details & prices | 184 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $13.98
from Wilder Pubns Ltd (April 30, 2008)
9781604593129 | details & prices | 160 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $9.99
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About: In Eugenie Grandet we are told the story of a young girl whose life is complicated by her father's incessant greed.
from Lightning Source Inc (January 31, 2008)
9788184569674 | details & prices | 396 pages | List price $20.11
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from Bibliobazaar (October 31, 2007)
9781434616210 | details & prices | 196 pages | List price $22.75
About: There are houses in certain provincial towns whose aspect inspires melancholy akin to that called forth by sombre cloisters dreary moorlands or the desolation of ruins.
Large print edition from Bibliobazaar (October 31, 2007)
9781434617903 | details & prices | 212 pages | List price $24.75
About: There are houses in certain provincial towns whose aspect inspires melancholy akin to that called forth by sombre cloisters dreary moorlands or the desolation of ruins.
from Pomona Pr (January 31, 2007)
9781406790306 | details & prices | 248 pages | List price $18.99
About: Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Assembled Stories (May 30, 2007)
9781860150593 | details & prices | List price $71.95

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