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The Girl With the Golden Eyes

Balzac, Honoré de

(Book - 2007)
The Girl With the Golden Eyes
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When the night came, he went to the meeting-place, and quietly let himself be blindfolded. Raw as Honoré de Balzac is famed to be, this daring novella--never before published as a stand-alone book--is perhaps the most outlandish thing he ever wrote. While still concerned with the depiction of the underside of Parisian life, as is most of Balzac's oeuvre, The Girl with the Golden Eyes considers not the working lives of the poor, but the sex lives of the upper crust. In a nearly boroque rendering with erotically charged details as well as lush and extravagant language, The Girl with the Golden Eyes tells the story of a rich and ruthless young man in nineteenth century Paris caught up in an amorous entanglement with a mysterious beauty. His control slipping, incest, homosexuality, sexual slavery, and violence combine in what was then, and still remains, a shocking and taboo-breaking work. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.

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Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Melville House Pub., [2007]
ISBN: 9780976658313
0976658313
Branch Call Number: FICTION BALZAC
Characteristics: 120 p. ;,18 cm
Additional Contributors: Mandell, Charlotte

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Raw as Honor de Balzac is famed to be, this daring novella-never before published as a stand-alone book-is perhaps the most outlandish thing he ever wrote. The Girl with the Golden Eyes tells the story of a rich and ruthless young man in nineteenth century Paris caught up in an amorous entanglem... Read More »


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