Honoré de Balzac

Horror Story Collection 002


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An occasional collection of 10 horror stories by various readers. We aim to unsettle you a little, to cut through the pink cushion of illusi…

Sarrasine (de)


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Auf den Festen der märchenhaften reichen Familie Lauty taucht immer wieder ein rätselhafter uralter Mann auf, bei dessen Anblick e…

Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 4


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In the six volumes of the Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Julian Hawthorne presents us thrilling and mysterious s…

La Comédie Humaine: 05 - Scènes de la vie de province tome 1 (15-4-43)


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Ce n'était pas une petite tâche que de peindre les deux ou trois mille figures saillantes d'une époque, car telle est, e…

La Comédie Humaine: La Femme de trente ans


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Malgré l'avis de son père, Juliette épouse l'homme dont elle est follement amoureuse, un colonel de Napoléon &ag…

Antología de Cuentos Fantásticos


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El cuento fantástico es la narración de la realidad que mezcla elementos reales e irreales, extraños e inexplicables, c…

La Comédie Humaine: Le Père Goriot


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Le Père Goriot est un roman d’Honoré de Balzac, écrit en 1834, dont la publication débute dans la Revue de Paris…

Cousin Betty


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Cousin Betty (La Cousine Bette), published in serial format in 1846, was one of the last and greatest of Balzac's works. It was part of his …

Eugénie Grandet


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Eugénie Grandet, first published in 1833, is one of Honoré de Balzac's finest novels, and one of the first works in what would…

Traité de la vie élégante suivi de la Théorie de la démarche


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L’homme intérieur, principe du pouvoir et de la longévité, et l’homme extérieur arpentant, avec la même &e…

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 03


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The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offer…

Farewell


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In his startling and tragic novella Farewell (‘Adieu’), Balzac adds to the 19th century’s literature of the hysterical woman: sequestered, c…

La Comédie Humaine: 01 - Scènes de la vie privée tome 1 (25-6-42)


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Ce n'était pas une petite tâche que de peindre les deux ou trois mille figures saillantes d'une époque, car telle est, e…

Father Goriot


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One of Balzac's most popular works, set around 1815 during the re-ascendancy of the Bourbon kings following the defeat of Napoleon. Said to …

The Girl with the Golden Eyes


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Listeners who like to plunge straight into a story would do well to skip the lengthy preamble. Here, Balzac the virtuoso satirist depicts th…

International Short Stories Volume 3: French Stories


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The third book of a three volume anthology of international short stories, we now turn to French stories. Authors include Honoré de B…

Short Ghost and Horror Collection 021


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A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up …

Short Story Collection Vol. 060


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LibriVox readers bring you 20 short stories in various genres by authors including Edna Ferber, Charlotte Brontë, Stephan Crane, W. Som…

Father Goriot (version 2)


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Father Goriot (Le Père Goriot), published in 1835, is widely considered to be Balzac's finest and most popular novel. It is set in Pa…

La Comédie Humaine: 06 - Scènes de la vie de province tome 2 (25-6-42)


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Ce n'était pas une petite tâche que de peindre les deux ou trois mille figures saillantes d'une époque, car telle est, e…

Letters of Two Brides


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Letters of Two Brides is an epistolary novel. The two brides are Louise de Chaulieu (Madame Gaston) and Renée de Maucombe (Madame l'E…

La fille aux yeux d'or


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Au cours d’une promenade, le comte Henri de Marsay, un dandy féroce investi d’un pouvoir qui lui permet de plier toute personne &agra…

Lost Illusions: A Distinguished Provincial at Paris


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A Distinguished Provincial at Paris (Un grand homme de province à Paris, 1839) is the second book in Balzac’s Lost Illusions trilogy,…

La posada roja


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Novela breve de intriga escrita por Balzac en sus años de juventud. En una remota posada francesa, una noche, dos cirujanos militares…

Papá Goriot


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La historia narra el sufrimiento de papá Goriot, un hombre que dio todo por sus hijas y que al final estas le correspondieron mal, de…

Lost Illusions: Two Poets


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Two Poets (1837) is the first book in Balzac’s Lost Illusions trilogy, which is part of his sweeping set of novels collectively titled La Co…

Sarrasine


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Published by Honoré de Balzac in the tempestuous year of 1830, the tale follows the undulating pathways of Sarrasine the sculptor’s s…

The Magic Skin


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Something along the lines of Dorian Gray as part of the Comedies Humane Philosophique, this is Balzac's first successful novel. He even wrot…

La Comédie Humaine: 07 - Scènes de la vie de province tome 3 (8-9-44)


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Ce n'était pas une petite tâche que de peindre les deux ou trois mille figures saillantes d'une époque, car telle est, e…

Scenes from a Courtesan's Life


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Scenes from a Courtesan's Life is one of the last great works completed by Balzac for his huge novel series entitled The Human Comedy. Sect…

Lost Illusions: Ève and David


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Ève and David (1843) is the final book in Balzac’s Lost Illusions trilogy, which is part of his sweeping set of novels collectively t…

La Comédie Humaine: 08 - Scènes de la vie de province tome 4 (29-07-43) - Illus…


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Ce n'était pas une petite tâche que de peindre les deux ou trois mille figures saillantes d'une époque, car telle est, e…

Love Letter Collection 2008


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LibriVox readers have cast their nets wide to create this small collection of letters and poems, from fiction and from life, from heart to h…

Cousin Pons


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Cousin Pons is one of the final works in Balzac's long novel series titled The Human Comedy. It was published in 1847, along with Cousin Bet…

Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 041


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Diese Sammlung umfasst 15 deutschsprachige Prosa-Texte verschiedener Genres. Facino Cane übersetzt von Hedwig Lachmann (1869-1918) Das…

La Comédie Humaine: 02 - Scènes de la vie privée tome 2 (3-9-42)


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Ce n'était pas une petite tâche que de peindre les deux ou trois mille figures saillantes d'une époque, car telle est, e…

Love in a Mask, or Imprudence and Happiness


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Love in a Mask, or Imprudence and Happiness, is an entertaining short novel by Honoré de Balzac, unpublished in his lifetime. Beginni…

Louis Lambert


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Louis Lambert is an 1832 novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850), included in the Études philosop…

Lords of the Housetops: Thirteen Cat Tales


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The Lords of the Housetops reveals the cat through the creative lenses of 13 authors. Consequently, this carefully chosen collection of stor…

La Comédie Humaine: 09 - Scènes de la vie parisienne tome 1 (7-11-43) - Histoir…


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Ce n'était pas une petite tâche que de peindre les deux ou trois mille figures saillantes d'une époque, car telle est, e…

La Comédie Humaine: 04 - Scènes de la vie privée tome 4 (date incertaine, avant…


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Ce n'était pas une petite tâche que de peindre les deux ou trois mille figures saillantes d'une époque, car telle est, e…

La Comédie Humaine: 03 - Scènes de la vie privée tome 3 (19-11-42)


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Ce n'était pas une petite tâche que de peindre les deux ou trois mille figures saillantes d'une époque, car telle est, e…

Modeste Mignon


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Modeste Mignon, a young provincial woman of romantic temperament, imagines herself to be in love with the famous Parisian poet Melchior de C…

The Vicar of Tours


Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


Over twenty years before Anthony Trollope wrote The Warden, in which the gentle but unfortunate Rev. Septimus Harding becomes the prey of an…

The Phoenix and the Carpet (version 3 Dramatic Reading)


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Cyril, Robert, Anthea and Jane need a new carpet for the nursery, but it turns out to be a magic carpet containing a phoenix egg! They disco…

Sammlung kurzer deutscher Prosa 001


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Diese Sammlung umfasst verschiedene deutschsprachige Texte aller Genres, Fiktion, Non-Fiktion und Lyrik. Eine Liste weiterer kurzer Aufnahm…

La Comédie Humaine: Les Comédiens sans le savoir


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Sylvestre Palafox-Castel-Gazonnal, dit Gazonnal, « monte » à Paris pour régler un procès qui l’oppose au pr…

Another Study of Woman


Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


A series of tales -- told by men, of course -- about women. Though the book first appeared in 1842, Balzac later added to it as an addenfum …

Gobseck


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Part of the La Comedie Humane and something of a sequence to Balzac's Father Goriot, the short book's title is the name of the pawn broker/m…

La Comédie Humaine: 10 - Scènes de la vie parisienne tome 2 (29-9-44)


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Ce n'était pas une petite tâche que de peindre les deux ou trois mille figures saillantes d'une époque, car telle est, e…

Catherine De' Medici


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The Philosophical Studies from The Human Comedy (La Comedie Humaine) are a series of works that are intended as a reflection on history in p…

Colonel Chabert


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Colonel Chabert is a soldier, who goes missing during the Napoleonic wars, and then returns from the dead, most inconveniently for his wife,…

The Firm of Nucingen


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Part of the Comedie Humane and a "supplementary" tale to go with Father Goriot and Gobseck. Nucingen is the married family name of…

Short Ghost and Horror Collection 037


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A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-legged beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up yo…

The Red Inn


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Staying at the red inn. Two army surgeons get caught up in a murder, intrigue and execution. - Summary by pmstrahm

Short Story Collection Vol. 087


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Presenting the 87th Short Story Collection, in which Librivox readers have selected and read a variety of fictional works. In this anthology…

El elixir de larga vida


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En un suntuoso palacio de Ferrara agasajaba don Juan Belvídero una noche de invierno a un príncipe de la casa de Este. En aqu…

La Grande Bretèche


Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


La Grande Bretèche is an addendum to Balzac's Another Study of Woman, and is the final of a set of stories told around a dinner table…

El verdugo


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El campanario del pueblecito de Menda acaba de dar las doce. En aquel momento de la noche, un joven oficial francés, apoyado en el p…

La doncella de Tilhouze


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El señor de Valesnes, pintoresco lugar cuyo castillo no está lejos de la aldea de Tilhouze, habíase casado con una d…

The Chouans


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Les Chouans is one of the novels in Balzac's series La Comedie Humaine. Its ostensible focus is a historical military conflict, but it also …

The Chouans (version 2)


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“The Chouans” (1829) was the first novel published under Balzac’s own name (rather than a pen-name). It became the first book in the great w…