Lost Illusions by Honoré de Balzac

Illusions perdues was written by the French writer Honoré de Balzac between 1837 and 1843. It consists of three parts, starting in the provinces, thereafter moving to Paris, and finally returning to provincial France. Thus it resembles another of Balzac’s greatest novels, La Rabouilleuse (The Black Sheep), in that it is set partly in Paris and partly in the provinces. It is, however, unique among the novels and short stories of the Comédie humaine by virtue of the even-handedness with which it treats both geographical dimensions of French social life.

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Lost Illusions (Modern Library Classics) Paperback 253067 $11.95 $6.00 2001
Lost Illusions Hardcover 4839870 $36.89 $31.98 2009
Lost Illusions (1898) Hardcover 4825333 $32.23 $37.39 2008
Lost Illusions (The Human Comedy) Paperback 929362 $11.97 $1.19 1976
Lost Illusions. The Complete Trilogy. Trans. By Kathleen Raine [G 97] Hardcover 1503819 $16.00
Lost Illusions: Part I, Two Poets Paperback 9980711 $7.17 $10.58 2008
Las ilusiones perdidas / Lost Illusions (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 6071547 $39.20 $78.59 2008
Lost Illusions [ LOST ILLUSIONS BY De Balzac, Honore ( Author ) Oct-28-1976 Paperback 710653 $8.00 $6.50 1976
Lost Illusions (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1521839 $14.95 $17.98 2013
Lost Illusions Paperback 1262146 $8.50 $4.45 2011
Lost Illusions Kindle Edition 82653 $1.99 2012
Lost Illusions Kindle Edition 393326 $0.99 2011
Lost Illusions Hardcover 1072484 $29.54
Lost Illusions (contains a biography of the author and an active table of contents) Kindle Edition 471408 $0.99 2013
Lost Illusions: (Annotated with short biography) Kindle Edition 881690 $0.99 2014
Lost Illusions Hardcover 4916408 $43.88 $9.05
Lost Illusions Paperback 8316078 $1.82
Lost Illusions (1898) Hardcover 2048556 $35.96 $32.50 2010
A Distinguished Provincial at Paris, Lost Illusions, and Other Stories Paperback 4089992 $22.48 $20.24 2010
Lost Illusions (Modern Library) Hardcover 2634356 $35.00 $0.01 1997
Lost Illusions Paperback 2022591 $7.12 $3.13 2006
Two Poets: Lost Illusions Part I Paperback 767440 $13.19 $17.62 2007
Las ilusiones perdidas (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 558410 2011
Las ilusiones perdidas Paperback 5474550 $477.05 $189.99
Las Ilusiones Perdidas/ The Lost Illusions (Clasicos) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 14394988 $189.99 2007
A Distinguished Provincial at Paris: (Lost Illusions Part II) Paperback 13583287 $17.05 $151.86 2007
A Distinguished Provincial at Paris Kindle Edition 2771166 2012
A Distinguished Provincial at Paris Paperback 8837676 $6.00 $7.99 2014
Distinguished Provincial At Paris (The Works of Honore De Balzac, Voume 9) Hardcover 14580823 $8.00
A Distinguished Provincial at Paris Paperback 12046772 $12.99 2010
A Distinguished Provincial at Paris Paperback 13769339 $17.33 2009
A Distinguished Provincial at Paris (Dodo Press) Paperback 13775653 $11.99 $11.99 2006
Lost Illusions (The Human Comedy) Paperback 997963 $9.89 2017