Eugénie Grandet

Eugénie Grandet

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Monsieur Grandet is a very rich man whose chief care is his gold. He runs his household with exacting miserly attention and his wife and daughter suffer a Spartan existence. On the evening of his daughter Eugénie's 23rd birthday his foppish nephew Charles suddenly arrives from Paris. Eugénie has never known passion, but now, in an instant, she falls in love. Monsieur Grandet will not countenance his daughter's marriage to her penniless cousin.
Publisher: London : Vintage Classic, 2011
ISBN: 9780099560869
Branch Call Number: FICTION BALZAC 2011
Characteristics: xi, 234 p. ; 20 cm


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Nov 13, 2010

I really love 19th century literature - descriptive and wonderful plots. This is a tale of greed bordering on a fetish for money set in a village in France. A very enjoyable read!

This book is on the 1001 books to read before you die list.


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