Eugenie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac

"Eugenie Grandet" is a classic French novel that explores the life of a wealthy and miserly provincial businessman and his daughter, Eugenie. The father's obsession with wealth and his refusal to spend any of it leads to a life of hardship for Eugenie, who is in love with her penniless cousin. The novel delves into themes of wealth, love, sacrifice, and the complexities of human nature, shedding light on the oppressive social norms of 19th-century French provincial life.

The 543rd greatest book of all time


Published
1833
Nationality
French
Type
Fiction
Pages
100-200
Words
75,870
Original Language
French

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