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Honoré de Balzac

The Girl with the Golden Eyes

Settle in for a titillating tale of illicit passion, romantic entanglement, and murder. Honore de Balzac's novella The Girl With the Golden Eyes highlights the French writer's skillful ability to convey truths about the darker nature of humanity through perfectly wrought details and observations. A must-read for fans of classic European literature, or for readers who love a healthy dose of psychological complexity with their mysteries.
98 printed pages
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  • b9713056194shared an impression2 years ago
    👎Give This a Miss
    💩Utter Crap


  • Susan Citroshared an impression3 years ago
    🙈Lost On Me

    Loved the details and descriptions though

  • Addy302718737332shared an impression10 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot
    💞Loved Up


  • b1921971536has quoted3 years ago
    glory, ambition, politics, art—those prostitutes
  • sillymemoonihas quoted3 days ago
    This man sums up all things—history, literature, politics, government, religion, military science. Is he not a living encyclopaedia, a grotesque Atlas; ceaselessly in motion, like Paris itself, and knowing not repose? He is all legs. No physiognomy could preserve its purity amid such toils. Perhaps the artisan who dies at thirty, an old man, his stomach tanned by repeated doses of brandy, will be held, according to certain leisured philosophers, to be happier than the huckster is.
  • kusmanurahas quoted9 months ago
    One of those sights in which most horror is to be encountered is, surely, the general aspect of the Parisian populace—a people fearful to behold, gaunt, yellow, tawny.

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