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The Girl with the Golden Eyes (The Art of the Novella)
The Girl with the Golden Eyes (The Art of the Novella) by Honore de Balzac 0976658313 9780976658313
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The Girl with the Golden Eyes (The Art of the Novella) by Honore de Balzac

Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literatures greatest writers. In The ART OF THE NOVELLA series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time. Raw as Honor de Balzac is famed to be, this daring novellanever before published as a stand-alone bookis perhaps the most outlandish thing he ever wrote. While still concerned with the depiction of the underside of Parisian life, as is most of Balzacs oeuvre,The Girl with the Golden Eyesconsiders not the working lives of the poor, but the sex lives of the upper crust. In a rendering nearly baroque with erotically charged details as well as lush and extravagant language,The Girl with the Golden Eyestells the story of a rich and ruthless young man in nineteenth century Paris caught up in an amorous entanglement with a mysterious beauty. His control slipping, incest, homosexuality, sexual slavery, and violence combine in what was then, and still remains, a shocking and taboo-breaking work.

Author: Honore de Balzac

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 128

Publisher: Melville House

Publication Date: 2006-09-01

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