The Human Comedy, Vol. I: At the Sign of The Cat & Racket and Other Works (Noumena Classics)

4.21 avg rating
( 14 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780976706205: The Human Comedy, Vol. I: At the Sign of The Cat & Racket and Other Works (Noumena Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

“The idea of The Human Comedy . . . originated in a comparison between Humanity and Animality.”

A painter’s greatest masterpiece is inspired by a young girl of angelic beauty, but their resulting marriage only serves to reveal the deep divide between their true natures . . . A haughty young demoiselle, the last child to marry from an old noble family, is raised to be all too discerning in her choice of a future husband, with tragic consequences . . . A lifelong correspondence between two young women illustrates their different ideas about love and marriage―one valuing romance and excitement, the other marital duty―but as they begin to live out their philosophies of love and life, one thrives as a wife and mother while the other is slowly consumed by jealousy . . .

The works in this volume―At the Sign of The Cat & Racket, The Ball at Sceaux, and Letters of Two Brides―are preceded by an introduction in which the author sets forth the history of the project and explains his principles of composition

La Comédie Humaine, left unfinished at the time of Balzac’s death, is a vast literary work comprising nearly one hundred short stories, novellas, and novels set in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars during the Bourbon Restoration and the July Monarchy. Throughout, Balzac utilizes nineteenth-century French society to examine humanity and the human experience with all its attendant virtues, vices, and peculiarities.

Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) was one of France’s most prolific and influential writers, and is generally considered to be one of the first and greatest of the literary realists. In his lifetime, he tried and failed at a number of professions, including that of legal clerk, printer, publisher, and as a businessman who engaged in a number of abortive ventures. These experiences, as well as numerous affairs with admiring ladies―many of them from the nobility―and an unsuccessful run for public office, provided him with a wealth of material for his writing, in which he was able to create some of the most memorable characters in French literature.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Honore De Balzac
Published by Noumena Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0976706202 ISBN 13: 9780976706205
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Noumena Press, 2008. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780976706205

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Honore de Balzac
Published by Noumena Press, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0976706202 ISBN 13: 9780976706205
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Noumena Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Annotated edition. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The idea of The Human Comedy . . . originated in a comparison between Humanity and Animality. A painter s greatest masterpiece is inspired by a young girl of angelic beauty, but their resulting marriage only serves to reveal the deep divide between their true natures . . . A haughty young demoiselle, the last child to marry from an old noble family, is raised to be all too discerning in her choice of a future husband, with tragic consequences . . . A lifelong correspondence between two young women illustrates their different ideas about love and marriage?one valuing romance and excitement, the other marital duty?but as they begin to live out their philosophies of love and life, one thrives as a wife and mother while the other is slowly consumed by jealousy . . . The works in this volume?At the Sign of The Cat Racket, The Ball at Sceaux, and Letters of Two Brides?are preceded by an introduction in which the author sets forth the history of the project and explains his principles of composition La ComEdie Humaine, left unfinished at the time of Balzac s death, is a vast literary work comprising nearly one hundred short stories, novellas, and novels set in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars during the Bourbon Restoration and the July Monarchy. Throughout, Balzac utilizes nineteenth-century French society to examine humanity and the human experience with all its attendant virtues, vices, and peculiarities. HonorE de Balzac (1799-1850) was one of France s most prolific and influential writers, and is generally considered to be one of the first and greatest of the literary realists. In his lifetime, he tried and failed at a number of professions, including that of legal clerk, printer, publisher, and as a businessman who engaged in a number of abortive ventures. These experiences, as well as numerous affairs with admiring ladies?many of them from the nobility?and an unsuccessful run for public office, provided him with a wealth of material for his writing, in which he was able to create some of the most memorable characters in French literature. Seller Inventory # AAV9780976706205

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Honore de Balzac
Published by Noumena Press, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0976706202 ISBN 13: 9780976706205
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Noumena Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Annotated edition. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The idea of The Human Comedy . . . originated in a comparison between Humanity and Animality. A painter s greatest masterpiece is inspired by a young girl of angelic beauty, but their resulting marriage only serves to reveal the deep divide between their true natures . . . A haughty young demoiselle, the last child to marry from an old noble family, is raised to be all too discerning in her choice of a future husband, with tragic consequences . . . A lifelong correspondence between two young women illustrates their different ideas about love and marriage?one valuing romance and excitement, the other marital duty?but as they begin to live out their philosophies of love and life, one thrives as a wife and mother while the other is slowly consumed by jealousy . . . The works in this volume?At the Sign of The Cat Racket, The Ball at Sceaux, and Letters of Two Brides?are preceded by an introduction in which the author sets forth the history of the project and explains his principles of composition La ComEdie Humaine, left unfinished at the time of Balzac s death, is a vast literary work comprising nearly one hundred short stories, novellas, and novels set in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars during the Bourbon Restoration and the July Monarchy. Throughout, Balzac utilizes nineteenth-century French society to examine humanity and the human experience with all its attendant virtues, vices, and peculiarities. HonorE de Balzac (1799-1850) was one of France s most prolific and influential writers, and is generally considered to be one of the first and greatest of the literary realists. In his lifetime, he tried and failed at a number of professions, including that of legal clerk, printer, publisher, and as a businessman who engaged in a number of abortive ventures. These experiences, as well as numerous affairs with admiring ladies?many of them from the nobility?and an unsuccessful run for public office, provided him with a wealth of material for his writing, in which he was able to create some of the most memorable characters in French literature. Seller Inventory # AAV9780976706205

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Balzac, Honor De
ISBN 10: 0976706202 ISBN 13: 9780976706205
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6107432-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

De Balzac, Honore
Published by Noumena Press 12/2/2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0976706202 ISBN 13: 9780976706205
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Noumena Press 12/2/2008, 2008. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Human Comedy, Vol. I: At the Sign of the Cat & Racket and Other Works (Noumena Classics). Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780976706205

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Balzac, Honoré de
Published by Noumena Press (2019)
ISBN 10: 0976706202 ISBN 13: 9780976706205
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Noumena Press, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0976706202

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Balzac, Honoré de
Published by Noumena Press (2019)
ISBN 10: 0976706202 ISBN 13: 9780976706205
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Noumena Press, 2019. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0976706202

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Balzac, Honorà de
Published by Noumena Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0976706202 ISBN 13: 9780976706205
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Noumena Press, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780976706205_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.90
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Honore de Balzac
Published by Noumena Press, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0976706202 ISBN 13: 9780976706205
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Noumena Press, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Annotated edition. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The idea of The Human Comedy . . . originated in a comparison between Humanity and Animality. A painter s greatest masterpiece is inspired by a young girl of angelic beauty, but their resulting marriage only serves to reveal the deep divide between their true natures . . . A haughty young demoiselle, the last child to marry from an old noble family, is raised to be all too discerning in her choice of a future husband, with tragic consequences . . . A lifelong correspondence between two young women illustrates their different ideas about love and marriage?one valuing romance and excitement, the other marital duty?but as they begin to live out their philosophies of love and life, one thrives as a wife and mother while the other is slowly consumed by jealousy . . . The works in this volume?At the Sign of The Cat Racket, The Ball at Sceaux, and Letters of Two Brides?are preceded by an introduction in which the author sets forth the history of the project and explains his principles of composition La ComEdie Humaine, left unfinished at the time of Balzac s death, is a vast literary work comprising nearly one hundred short stories, novellas, and novels set in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars during the Bourbon Restoration and the July Monarchy. Throughout, Balzac utilizes nineteenth-century French society to examine humanity and the human experience with all its attendant virtues, vices, and peculiarities. HonorE de Balzac (1799-1850) was one of France s most prolific and influential writers, and is generally considered to be one of the first and greatest of the literary realists. In his lifetime, he tried and failed at a number of professions, including that of legal clerk, printer, publisher, and as a businessman who engaged in a number of abortive ventures. These experiences, as well as numerous affairs with admiring ladies?many of them from the nobility?and an unsuccessful run for public office, provided him with a wealth of material for his writing, in which he was able to create some of the most memorable characters in French literature. Seller Inventory # LIE9780976706205

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Balzac, Honoré de
Published by Noumena Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0976706202 ISBN 13: 9780976706205
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Noumena Press, 2008. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780976706205

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book