The Girl with the Golden Eyes (FULL Audio Book) by Honor? de Balzac (1799-1850) Translated by Ellen Marriage (1865-1946) "Give me a feast such as men give when they love," she said, "and whilst I sleep, slay me..." Listeners who like to plunge straight into a story would do well to skip the lengthy preamble. Here, Balzac the virtuoso satirist depicts the levels of Parisian society as a version of the Inferno of Dante - but perhaps keeps the reader waiting too long for the first act of his Read more [...]
Farewell by Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) In his startling and tragic novella Farewell ('Adieu'), Balzac adds to the 19th century's literature of the hysterical woman: sequestered, confined in her madness; mute, or eerily chanting in her moated grange. The first Mrs Rochester lurks in the wings; the Lady of Shalott waits for the shadowy reflection of the world outside to shatter her illusion. Freud's earliest patients will soon enter the waiting-room in their turn. Whilst out hunting two friends Read more [...]
Letters of Two Brides by Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) Translated by R.S. Scott. Letters of Two Brides is an epistolary novel. The two brides are Louise de Chaulieu (Madame Gaston) and Ren?e de Maucombe (Madame l'Estorade). The women became friends during their education at a convent and upon leaving began a life-long correspondence. For a 17 year period, they exchange letters describing their lives. Michelle Crandall reads Renee's letters, and Kara Shallenberg reads Louise's. Letters from Read more [...]