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Perhaps the most famous of Balzac's novels, Lost Illusions paints a faithful picture of the spectacular but superficial world of contemporary society, and the indissoluble relationship between the bourgeois and aristocratic classes. Set in nineteenth century France, David Schard is an innovative, hard-working young printer from Angoulme with aspirations to revolutionize the production of paper and provide for his new family. The victim of a callous father and unscrupulous competitors, David finds himself in constant turmoil from the reckless exploits of his friend and brother-in-law, Lucien Chardon. Lucien, a vain and nave young poet, is drawn away to Paris as a result of a scandalous affair, where his impetuous actions wreak havoc for many back home. Follow the intertwined stories of these two men in a novel that exemplifies the eternal battles of love, ambition, greed, loyalty, vanity, and betrayal.

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ISBN:
9781420934694
Author:
De Balzac, Honore
Publisher:
Digireads.com
Translator:
Marriage, Ellen
Author:
de Balzac, Honore
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
388
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.86 in. 1.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Perhaps the most famous of Balzac's novels, Lost Illusions paints a faithful picture of the spectacular but superficial world of contemporary society, and the indissoluble relationship between the bourgeois and aristocratic classes. Set in nineteenth century France, David Schard is an innovative, hard-working young printer from Angoulme with aspirations to revolutionize the production of paper and provide for his new family. The victim of a callous father and unscrupulous competitors, David finds himself in constant turmoil from the reckless exploits of his friend and brother-in-law, Lucien Chardon. Lucien, a vain and nave young poet, is drawn away to Paris as a result of a scandalous affair, where his impetuous actions wreak havoc for many back home. Follow the intertwined stories of these two men in a novel that exemplifies the eternal battles of love, ambition, greed, loyalty, vanity, and betrayal.
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