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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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The Orphan Emile-Auguste Hublin (1876)


An Opportunity to Contemplate the Law and the Process of Making Paper

Ève et David/Le Souffrances de l'inventeur [1843]
(Ève and David/ An Inventor's Tribulations)
[Herbert Hunt translation]

This is the third and final part of de Balzac's trilogy Illusions perdues (Lost Illusions). The novel is part of the La Comédie humaine and to some degree belongs to the Scenes from provincial life (Scènes de la vie de province). Overall the translation is very good overal
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Adriana Scarpin
Feb 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, francesa
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.
Paradoxe
Το τρίτο μέρος των Χαμένων Ψευδαισθήσεων όπως γράφτηκε αρχικά στα γαλλικά. Στα ελληνικά στις μεταφράσεις είναι μέρος του δεύτερου τόμου, είτε με τον τίτλο Χαμένα όνειρα ΙΙ, είτε Εταίρες του Παρισιού, Λαμπρότητες και αθλιότητες εταίρων, ή Μεγαλεία και δυστυχίες των Κουρτιζανών.

Για το επίπεδο του Μπαλζάκ είναι πολύ πρόχειρα και βιαστικά γραμμένο, αλλά ανδεικνύει την αξία της Εύας, τη μαχήτρια που υπερέχει και δίνει μια κλωτσιά στο κατεστημένο που ήθελε τη γυναίκα υποδεέστερη του άντρα.
Dagny
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
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Mauro
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Parece que Balzac escreveu esta 'segunda parte' uns oito anos depois da primeira - tem já uns truques narrativos e até uma espécie de 'diabolus ex machina', que aparece do nada para salvar o personagem, comparando-lhe a alminha.

O amargor, o cinismo, o sarcasmo são o tom da história que não se chama como se chama à toa: se a restauração, se a revolução industrial, se a evolução dos meios de produção deram alguma esperança por algum tempo, logo se viu que, como sempre, homo homini lupis.
Ida Aasebøstøl
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent. But you knew that, Balzac.
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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
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