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Eve and David

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French journalist and writer, one of the creators of realism in literature. Balzac's huge production of novels and short stories are collected under the name La Comédie humaine, which originated from Dante's The Divine Comedy. Before his breakthrough as an author, Balzac wrote without success several plays and novels under different pseudonyms. Despite prolific output, Bal...more
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Published January 29th 2011 by Library of Alexandria (first published 1843)
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Eve and David, also translated as The Trials of the Inventor (Le Souffrances de l'inventeur) is the third of the Lost Illusions trilogy which should be read in order if possible. Part one is The Two Poets and Part two is A Distinguished Provincial at Paris. The story is continued in a fourth novel, Scenes from a Courtesan's Life.

Eve and David first recounts the story of the happenings in Angouleme during the period of A Distinguished Provincial at Paris. There has been loyalty, duplicity, and do...more
Nessa terceira parte (Os Sofrimentos do Inventor) Lucien termina seu aprendizado à força com a ajuda de um padre digno de Maquiavel, veremos os resultados em Esplendores e Misérias das Cortesãs...
Gostei particularmente dessa edição da Abril cheia de notas de rodapé que nos salvam das citações mais obscuras e mantêm os poemas também no seu original em francês.
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Honoré de Balzac was a nineteenth-century French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napoléon Bonaparte in 1815.

Due to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders o...more
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