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Encyclopedia > Eugénie Grandet

Eugénie Grandet (1834) is a novel by Honoré de Balzac about miserliness, and how it is bequeathed from the father to the daughter, Eugénie, through her unsatisfying love attachment with her cousin. As is usual with Balzac, all the characters in the novel are fully realized. Balzac conceived the Comedie Humaine while writing Eugénie Grandet and incorporated it into the Comedie by revising the names of some of the characters in the second edition. 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... Honoré de Balzac Honoré de Balzac (May 20, 1799 – August 18, 1850), was a French novelist. ... Miser is the term for a person who is reluctant to spend money, usually for the point where he or she forgoes even basic comforts. ...


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