With Eugenie Grandet, as with one or two, but only one or two others of Balzac's works, we come to a case of Quit 7222190: m Here, and perhaps here only, with Le Medecin de Campagne and Le Pere Goriot, though there may be carpets and depreciators, there are no open deniers of the merit of the work. The pathos of Eugenie, the mastery of Grandet, the success of the minor characters, espe cially Nanon, are universally recognized. The importance of the work has sometimes been slightly questioned even by those who admit its beauty: but this questioning can only support itself on the unavowed but frequently present convic tion or suspicion that a good or goody book must be a weak one. As a matter of fact, no book can be, or can be asked to be, better than perfect on its own scheme, and with its own conditions. And on its own scheme and with its own conditions Eugenie Grandet is very nearly perfect.
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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.
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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.
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.
About: Excerpt from Eugenie Grandet: And Other Stories With Eugenie Grandet, as with one or two, but only one or two others of Balzac's works, we come to a case of Quit 7222190: m Here, and perhaps here only, with Le Medecin de Campagne and Le Pere Goriot, though there may be carpets and depreciators, there are no open deniers of the merit of the work.
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