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Lost Illusions

Author : Honoré de Balzac
ISBN : 9781452963105
Genre : Fiction
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A new annotated translation of the keystone of Balzac’s Comédie Humaine—a sweeping narrative of corrupted idealism in a cynical urban milieu Lost Illusions is an essential text within Balzac’s Comédie Humaine, his sprawling, interconnected fictional portrait of French society in the 1820s and 1830s comprising nearly one hundred novels and short stories. This novel, published in three parts between 1837 and 1843, tells the story of Lucien de Rubempré, a talented young poet who leaves behind a scandalous provincial life for the shallow, corrupt, and cynical vortex of modernity that was nineteenth-century Paris—where his artistic idealism slowly dissipates until he eventually decides to return home. Balzac poured many of his thematic preoccupations and narrative elaborations into Lost Illusions, from the contrast between life in the provinces and the all-consuming world of Paris to the idealism of poets, the commodification of art, the crushing burden of poverty and debt, and the triumphant cynicism of hack journalists and social climbers. The novel teems with characters, incidents, and settings, though perhaps none so vivid as its panoramic and despairing view of Paris as the nexus of modernity’s cultural, social, and moral infection. For Balzac, no institution better illustrates the new reality than Parisian journalism: “amoral, hypocritical, brazen, dishonest, and murderous,” he writes. In this new translation, Raymond N. MacKenzie brilliantly captures the tone of Balzac’s incomparable prose—a style that is alternatingly impassioned, overheated, angry, moving, tender, wistful, digressive, chatty, intrusive, and hectoring. His informative annotations guide the modern reader through the labyrinth of Balzac’s allusions.
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Lost Illusions

Author : Honore Balzac
ISBN : 9780140442519
Genre : Fiction
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Lucien Chardon, an aspiring young author, leaves his small provincial hometown and attempts to succeed in Parisian literary circles of the early nineteenth century
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Lost Illusions

Author : Honore de Balzac
ISBN : 9783734095016
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Reproduction of the original: Lost Illusions by Honore de Balzac
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Lost Illusions

Author : Honor de Balzac
ISBN : 9780375757907
Genre : Fiction
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Lucien Chardon, an aspiring young author, leaves his small provincial hometown and attempts to succeed in Parisian literary circles of the early nineteenth century.
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Lost Illusions

Author : Honoré de Balzac
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Mastery And Lost Illusions

Author : Wlodzimierz Borodziej
ISBN : 9783110399189
Genre : History
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This volume highlights the specific experiences and challenges of modernity in twentieth-century Eastern and Central Europe. Contributors ask how spatial and temporal conditions shaped the region’s transformation from a rural to an urban, industrialized society in this period and investigate the state’s role in the mastery of space, particularly in the context of state socialism. The volume also sheds light on the ruralization of cities and mutual perceptions of the rural and urban populations in this region.
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Lost Illusions Illusions Perdues

Author : Honoré de Balzac
ISBN : 1230316922
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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1897 edition. Extrait: ... her own great regret, for she loved Lucien.' 'Is it possible!' exclaimed Mme. Sechard. 'Your brother is like a young eagle, blinded by the first rays of glory and luxury. When an eagle falls, who can tell how far he may sink before he drops to the bottom of some precipice? The fall of a great man is always proportionately great.' Eve came away with a great dread in her heart; those last words pierced her like an arrow. She had been wounded to the quick. She said not a word to anybody, but again and again a tear rolled down her cheeks, and fell upon the child at her breast. So hard is it to give up illusions sanctioned by family feeling, illusions that have grown with our growth, that Eve had doubted Eugene de Rastignac. She would rather hear a true friend's account of her brother. Lucien had given them d'Arthez's address in the days when he was full of enthusiasm for the brotherhood; she wrote a pathetic letter to d'Arthez, and received the following reply: --D'Arthez. to Mme. Sechard. 'Madame, --You ask me to tell you the truth about the life that your brother is leading in Paris; you are anxious for enlightenment as to his prospects; and to encourage a frank answer on my part, you repeat certain things that M. de Rastignac has told you, asking me if they are true. With regard to the purely personal matter, madame, M. de Rastignac's confidences must be corrected in Lucien's favour. Your brother wrote a criticism of my book, and brought it to me in remorse, telling me that he could not bring himself to publish it, although disobedience to the orders of his party might endanger one who was very dear to him. Alas! madame, a man of letters must needs comprehend all passions, since.
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Lost Illusions

Author : David A. Cook
ISBN : 0520232658
Genre : Performing Arts
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Some of the films discussed in this book include: Five Easy Pieces Chinatown Carnal Knowledge Straw Dogs A Clockwork Orange Mean Streets The Conversation Nashville Shampoo Taxi Driver Apocalypse Now
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Lost Illusions Volume Ii Easyread Editio

Author : Honore de Balzac
ISBN : 9781425047498
Genre : Fiction
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"Lost Illusions" is one of the greatest novels in the rich convoy of the "Human Comedy" by Balzac. The story is about a young poet, Lucien Chardon who leaves the outmoded life to seek success in Paris. He tries to make a name for himself in Paris. This classic will keep you gripped till the very end with its impressive touches.
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Lost Illusions

Author : Honore de Balzac
ISBN : 9781425048518
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"Lost Illusions" is one of the greatest novels in the rich convoy of the "Human Comedy" by Balzac. The story is about a young poet, Lucien Chardon who leaves the outmoded life to seek success in Paris. He tries to make a name for himself in Paris. This classic will keep you gripped till the very end with its impressive touches.
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Lost Illusions

Author : Balzac H.
ISBN : 9785521057399
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Оноре де Бальзак – один из самых известных французских писателей, и основоположник реализма в литературе Европы, заслуженный классик, покоривший сердца читателей во всём мире. "Утраченные иллюзии" — блестящий роман автора, в котором раскрывается многообразие тем, а перед нашими глазами предстаёт целое историческое полотно, выхваченное из общественной жизни Франции начала XIX века. Главные герои, молодые и наивные мечтатели Люсьен и Давид, смотрят на мир сквозь розовые очки, но в нём правят бал деньги, власть и хитрость... Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!
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Lost Illusions

Author : Honoré de Balzac
ISBN : 1501089501
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Illusions perdues was written by the French writer Honoré de Balzac between 1837 and 1843. It consists of three parts, starting in the provinces, thereafter moving to Paris, and finally returning to provincial France. Thus it resembles another of Balzac's greatest novels, La Rabouilleuse (The Black Sheep), in that it is set partly in Paris and partly in the provinces. It is, however, unique among the novels and short stories of the Comédie humaine by virtue of the even-handedness with which it treats both geographical dimensions of French social life.Lucien Chardon, the son of a lower middle-class father and an impoverished mother of remote aristocratic descent, is the pivotal figure of the entire work. Living at Angoulême, he is impoverished, impatient, handsome and ambitious. His widowed mother, his sister Ève and his best friend, David Séchard, do nothing to lessen his high opinion of his own talents, for it is an opinion they share.
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Lost Illusions

Author : Оноре де Бальзак
ISBN : 9785040843374
Genre : Fiction
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Lost Illusions

Author : James Harding
ISBN : 0838617441
Genre : Authors, French
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Re-creates the vanished world of a man who, once regarded as an eccentric, is now recognized as a significant figure in contemporary literature. Traces Leautaud's intimate friendships with many famous writers of the time and gives us a lively panorama of the French literary scene.
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Lost Illusions

Author : Candrakānta Bakshī
ISBN : UOM:39015023594933
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Lost Illusions

Author : Christine Haynes
ISBN : 9780674053984
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Linking the study of business and politics, Christine Haynes reconstructs the passionate and protracted debate over the development of the book trade in nineteenth-century France. In tracing the contest over literary production in France, Haynes emphasizes the role of the Second Empire in enacting - but also in limiting - press freedom and literary property.
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Lost Illusions

Author : Honore Balzac
ISBN : 0140442510
Genre : Fiction
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Lucien Chardon, an aspiring young author, leaves his small provincial hometown and attempts to succeed in Parisian literary circles of the early nineteenth century
Category: Fiction