The Magic Skin

By: Honore De Balzac
Published By: Double9 Books
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''The Magic Skin'' appears to have a straightforward plot created by Honoré de Balzac, who goes by the pen name Balzac. It tells the story of Raphael and how the miracle of his being saved by a mystical talisman in his most pitiful state actually turns out to be a terrifying curse of never-ending terror and contempt. The premise is straightforward, but Balzac uses an abundance of character description along with a quick narrative arc to completely subdue the reader and take him through the entirety of a man's life experience, including childhood, the loss of innocence, impossible love, despair, and the pains of old age. The author manages to be concise without sacrificing the in-depth and potent use of quality description in both the characters and the environment, which is how this technique manages to be completely successful. The novel is a bit of a marvel on many levels, and it's hard to pin down the metaphor at any given point. On the one hand, "the skin's influence" seems to be a reactionary phenomenon that borders on the psychosomatic. Each supporting character in ''The magic skin'' takes on the attributes of their different professions metaphorically.

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Publisher Language: English

Paper Type: Creme

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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: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 240 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356569363
  • ISBN-13: 9789356569362
  • Item Weight: 288g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 13.4 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical, Fiction / Fantasy / General