Selected Short Stories (Dual-Language)
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Selected Short Stories (Dual-Language)

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This convenient volume includes 6 of the great French writer's most highly regarded short stories, including: "An Episode During the Terror," "A Passion in the Desert," "The Revolutionary Conscript," "The Forsaken Woman," "The Unknown Masterpiece," 2 more. Excellent new English translations on facing pages. Introduction. Footnotes.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 2nd 1999 by Dover Publications (first published 1836)
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A mix of short stories, including some of the best. I enjoy Sylvia Raphael's translations.
Sally Tarbox
Contains El Verdugo; Domestic Peace; A Study in Feminine Psychology; An Incident in the Reign of Terror; The Conscript; The Red Inn; The Purse; La Grande Breteche; A Tragedy by the Sea; the Atheist's Mass; Facino Cane and Pierre Grassou.

Reign of Terror has to be among the best; Balzac transports the reader to the snowy and deserted streets of Paris in 1793 where a nervous old woman fears she is being followed ;as a possible former aristocrat her life would be in danger.

A Tragedy by the sea is a...more
i love balzac. nothing short of genius.
my favorite stories are The Purse, Tragedy by the Sea, and The Atheist's Mass,

p75: "There is a kind of poverty which the poor can recognize instinctively."

p73: "Boldly she walked through the deserted streets, as if her age were a talisman which was bound to preserve her from any misfortune."

p109: "...gastronomic felicities..."

Mar 27, 2007 Waheed added it
Recommends it for: only sensible readers
This book narrates about an important aspect of temporal and spiritual history of ealy medieval days of Islamic Iran, when a group of the people liked reasoning and other wanted to impose the ideas.
"Pierre Grassou" was an amusingly accurate on the condition of museums lowered standards and the behavior of established artists, aspiring artists, and art critics.
Dan Murphy
As far as short stories go, these are not among my favorites, but there are some good ones within. In particular I enjoyed "The Atheist's Mass".
Alina D.
These are not among my favorites, but there are some good ones within. In particular I enjoyed "The Atheist's Mass".
I particularly enjoyed "A Passion in the Desert" and "The Forsaken Woman."
'Liked his short stories enough to read his most famous novel, "Old Goriot."
Ivan Labayne
Sabi sa huli, to invent anything is to want to die a slow death
Feb 13, 2007 Margarita rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all
Especially, the story of the 13, Henri de Marsay for ever!!!
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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.

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