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The Lily of the Valley

By: Honore de Balzac
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Lily of the Valley" by Honoré de Balzac crafts a captivating novel that epitomizes French literature of the 19th century. Set against the backdrop of Parisian society, this work of Romanticism delves into the intricacies of love, ambition, and morality, offering profound social commentary on the complexities of human relationships and provincial life. Through meticulous character development and psychological depth, Balzac intricately weaves a tale of intrigue and romance that unfolds with rich narrative detail. The story follows the journey of its protagonist through the intertwined worlds of Parisian high society and provincial life, exploring themes of ambition and moral dilemmas. As the love story unfolds, Balzac masterfully examines the inner workings of the human psyche, delving into the depths of desire and the consequences of ambition. With each twist and turn, the novel delves deeper into the intricacies of social conventions and the moral choices faced by its characters. "The Lily of the Valley" stands as a testament to Balzac's literary genius, offering readers a compelling glimpse into the complexities of human nature and the vibrant tapestry of 19th-century French society.

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Honore de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and dramatist who lived from 1799 to 1850. One of the most significant writers of the 19th century, he is regarded as such. Many people believe La Comédie Humaine, his masterwork, to be his finest work. His mother was Anne-Charlotte-Laure Sallambier, and his father was Bernard-François Balssa. He was the Balzacs' second child. Honoré Balzac spent his first two years of life living with a wet nurse after being abandoned as a newborn. From the age of 10, Balzac attended the Oratorian grammar school in Vendôme. "Look at the beautiful ones we sent the academy back!" was how his grandma put it. On a bridge over the River Loire, he attempted suicide. Balzac wrote El Verdugo shortly after his father died. It is the story of a 30-year-old man who kills his father (Balzac was 30 years old at the time). This was Honoré de Balzac's first piece of work. After courting her for five years, Balzac wed Countess Eve de Balzac (formerly Countess Haska) in Ukraine in 1850. On Sunday, August 18, 1850, five months after his wedding, Balzac died in the company of his mother; Eve de Balzac (previously Countess Haska) having retired to bed. Balzac is buried in Paris' Père Lachaise Cemetery.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 216 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 936305795X
  • ISBN-13: 9789363057951
  • Item Weight: 280.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.1mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General