The Magic Skin


Read by James E. Carson

(4 stars; 6 reviews)

Something along the lines of Dorian Gray as part of the Comedies Humane Philosophique, this is Balzac's first successful novel. He even wrote "criticisms" of the writing himself in promotion of the book, in addition to hyping the work before it even came out. It is a criticism of materialism and French bourgeoisie as so many of his compiled works seek to be. Some same characters reappear. (Summary by JCarson) (11 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Section 01 1:03:05 Read by James E. Carson
Section 02 1:04:20 Read by James E. Carson
Section 03 1:05:00 Read by James E. Carson
Section 04 1:04:56 Read by James E. Carson
Section 05 1:05:31 Read by James E. Carson
Section 06 1:06:29 Read by James E. Carson
Section 07 1:07:01 Read by James E. Carson
Section 08 1:04:24 Read by James E. Carson
Section 09 1:05:38 Read by James E. Carson
Section 10 1:04:55 Read by James E. Carson
Section 11 37:04 Read by James E. Carson