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Published: 01 January 2013

176 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199571284

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The Girl with the Golden Eyes and Other Stories

Honoré de Balzac
Translated by Peter Collier and Introduction by Patrick Coleman

Oxford World's Classics

  • The only edition of these three great Balzac novellas in one volume, which together offer a rounded view of Balzac's reflection on the relationship between artistic ideals and sexual desires.
  • These enigmatic and disturbing forays into the margins of madness, sexuality, and creativity are among the great works of nineteenth-century fiction.
  • Sarrasine appears for the first time in English as part of a paperback collection of Balzac's work (having only been available previously as an appendix to Roland Barthes's critical exploration of the story, S/Z.
  • The first edition in English of The Unknown Masterpiece to record the important variants, which are crucial to the interpretation of Balzac's presentation of the ambiguous relationship between art and erotic desire.
  • Introduction builds on the latest scholarship to help the reader appreciate the connections between notions of gender and the aesthetic explorations of nineteenth-century French romanticism and realism.
  • Thorough notes explain all important cultural and political references.

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