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The Firm of Nucingen (original 1837; edition 2006)

by Honoré de Balzac

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Title:The Firm of Nucingen
Authors:Honoré de Balzac
Info:Hard Press (2006), Paperback, 60 pages
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César Birotteau by Honoré de Balzac (1837)

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The hero of the novel is a provincial man who comes to Paris, amasses a fortune through ethical business practices then loses it by speculating in a fraudulent scheme. The character sketches are classic Balzac and the Parisian scenes are colorful and accurate.
  TrysB | Jun 30, 2012 |
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On winter nights there is only a moment's respite from noise on the Rue Saint-Honore; the carts of vegetable dealers on their way to market follow almost immediately in the wake of carriages returning from the theatre or a ball.
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This story is one of Balzac's "Scenes de la Vie Privee" within the "Comedie Humaine" sequence, and describes the irresistible rise and fall of a perfume merchant in the Rue St Honore. This novel is the French 19th-century's great poem of bankruptcy.

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