The Girl with the Golden Eyes: La Fille Aux Yeux D'Or by Honore De Balzac (Paperback / softback, 2015)
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- DescriptionThe Girl with the Golden Eyes - La Fille aux yeux d'or by Hore De Balzac. Translated by Ellen Marriage. La Fille aux yeux d'or (English: The Girl With the Golden Eyes) is a vella by Hore de Balzac. It is the third part of the Thirteen series, which includes the short stories Ferragus and La Duchesse de Langeais. It is also part of his La Comedie humaine vel sequence. The story follows the decadent heir Henri de Marsay, who becomes enamored of the titular beauty, Paquita Valdes, and plots to seduce her. He succeeds but becomes disillusioned when he discovers she is also involved with ather lover and so plots to murder her. When he arrives to kill her, he discovers that she is already dead by the hand of her lover, his half-sister. She declares that Paquita came from a land where women are more than chattels, able to be bought and used in any way. In the last lines of the story, de Marsay laughingly tells a friend that the girl has died of consumption.
- Author BiographyHonore de Balzac (20 May 1799 - 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comedie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte.
- Author(s)Honore De Balzac
- Date of Publication25/05/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight141 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine4 mm
- Translated byEllen Marriage
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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