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Eugénie Grandet

Gelesen von Bruce Pirie

(4,672 Sterne; 61 Bewertungen)

Eugénie Grandet, first published in 1833, is one of Honoré de Balzac's finest novels, and one of the first works in what would become his large novel series titled La Comédie Humaine. Set in a provincial town in post-Revolutionary France, the story deals with money, avarice, love, and obsession. A wealthy old miser must manage the passion of his innocent daughter, who later has to navigate on her own the treacherous ways of a world in which money is "the only god." Balzac's meticulous use of psychological and physical detail influenced the development of 19th-century literary realism, in the hands of writers such as Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, and Henry James. - Summary by Bruce Pirie (7 hr 17 min)


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(5 Sterne)

This is a truly masterful work of art. It's beautifully read and poetic. Balzac is like a painter. The scenes are poignant and evocative. One of the best dealings with avarice I've come across.

Balzac would be "Honoré-d"

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Bruce Pirie (narrator) has done Honoré de Balzac, and all lovers of great literature, a laudable service in his beautiful reading of Eugénie Grandet.

Beautifully Told and Read

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Sad but lovely story of love and the ability of the truly innocent to love unconditionally. Narration is exceptional!

Highly Recommend

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Another good book by Honore de Balzac. Excellently read by Bruce Pirie, thank you, JK

Bruce Pirie in his element

(5 Sterne)

Superb reading of a classic. Very nice translation that still feels fresh.

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Excellently read! Lovely read of life depths, and thoughtful display of Balzac literature.

Balzac sees all.

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bravo to the reader; this is a superb book.

(4,5 Sterne)

Fives stars for this book. The reading was superb, thank you