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S Saumur der es im Laufe seines Lebens durch Spekulation und menschlich deformierenden Geiz zu einem Millionenvermögen bringt und dabei das Glück seiner einzigen Tochter Eugenie die Erfüllung ihrer Liebe zu dem eleganten aber arm gewordenen Cousin Charles ruinie. If you are to believe Balzac and Zola how depressing life must have been in 19th century France This book is titled for Eugenie the daughter of the Grandet family but it should have been titled Grandet the Miser because this was really his story the story of Eugenie s father Felix He was a miser that even surpasses Dickens Scrooge in his miserliness You re thinking I didn t like this novel but I did Like Zola Balzac establishes his characters so vividly you can t help but become interested That s the case in this book with Felix and Eugenie So real that you can feel the greed of the father and the suffering of the daughter Beautifully written the pages fly by as you need to learn the fates of these tragic characters

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Eugénie Grandet

Im Mittelpunkt von Balzacs berühmtem Roman Eugenie Grandet 1833 entstanden und Teil der Szenen aus dem Provinzleben steht der damalige alte Böttchermeister Grandet aus Saumur der es im Laufe seines Lebens durch Spekulation und menschlich deformierenden Geiz zu ei. A tragedy in disguiseThis story takes place in the town of Saumur That is where Eug nie and her normal family live Her father is a miserly former cooper who hides his fortune from her wife and daughter and forces them to live in an old and frozen house which he doesn t want to repair because well money must be spent and that is exactly what he tries to avoid Reading this novel made me chuckle several times because let s face it we have all met a Felix Grandet in real life at least once A person who accumulates money simply to see its splendor on the table He needs to know money is there so he can feel safe He doesn t have a coat to cope with a freezing afternoon but he sure feels secure while contemplating a pile of money somewhere under his roof The way those people think it is truly remarkable They want to make a lot of money they don t want to spend a dime and before they realize their lives are over They merely existed for they have never lived Unfortunately they can t take their wealth to the grave or wherever we go after we part from this world If there is such a place From a practical point of view only the heirs might be grateful for that kind of lifeWell I don t know what I was talking about exactly but it seems like a good time to say that Balzac described places situations and characters to the last detail dexterously escaping from tedium most of the times His vivid writing allowed me to feel as if I were there living in an ancient house sharing moments with poor Eug nie chatting about how every man who approaches her has an agenda For that is the other side of this story people being around other people only to see what profit they might find since life is a business transaction Some young men were sent to visit Eug nie as to transmit their marriage proposals because their families knew about her wealth Naturally such thoughtful and hypocrite maneuvers are not something that only appear in the upper class just as real friendship might be found in every social sphere In the end Eug nie s kindness and noble spirit had to coexist with the avarice of her father with the materialism of her world Regardless of the selfish atmosphere in which she had to breathe she learned that another source of happiness lies in the act of helping othersThis wonderful novel discloses many interesting aspects of our nature The impact of money on people and their relationships The superficiality it often helps to attain The constant search for love in a world of possessionsPrisoner tell me I thought I could outdo everybody in the world in wealth and power and I amassed in my own treasure house the money due to my king When sleep overcame me I lay upon the bed that was for my lord and on waking up I found I was prisoner in my own treasure house Gitanjali or Song Offerings Introduced by W B Yeats Rabindranath TagoreAug 18 2013 Edited on March 2017 Also on my blog

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Nem Millionenvermögen bringt und dabei das Glück seiner einzigen Tochter Eugenie die Erfüllung ihrer Liebe zu dem eleganten aber arm gewordenen Cousin Charles ruiniertIm Mittelpunkt des 1833 erschienenen Romans steht der damalige alte Böttchermeister Grandet au. Well this book was kind of hard for me I guess I liked it but I would have certainly appreciated it if I hadn t read others of Balzac s Com die Humaine I definitely liked P re Goriot followed by Cousin Bette Balzac belongs to the school of European Realism He excellently draws French life of the first half of the 1800s In detail Every room and every face and every everything is described Nothing wrong with that but third time around I didn t get anything new It was while writing this book that Balzac came up with the idea of the Com die Humaine In the book s second publication names were changed so characters here would appear again in other books I liked P re Goriot best because of the characters were of the less affluent classes Aspiring characters or criminals or medical students or landlords In that book there are uite simply characters from many different walks of life This book has fewer characters and there is one VERY central point being made The emphasis here is the importance of m o n e y You get nowhere without money Bonds and currency and gold and how money makes money is a central theme Bankruptcy versus liuidation Avarice and greed and miserliness Respectability is tied to money It gives you power It keeps you in control It usually is tied to deception and cheating and bending of rules Am I talking too much about the same thing Well that IS what the book is about OK also about social s and the rights of women versus men Balzac clearly saw that women have two choices marry or take the veil Here in this book you have one of the lower class to observe the miserly Felix Grandet s servant Nanon The characters may be fully realized but they remain caricatures None of them really change None of them learn from mistakes Is a child destined to take after their mother their father Not much humor One thing that bothers me uite a bit is that the book describes typical human rather than proferring a different path It is classified as European realism I cannot help but object and say not everybody behaves so More could have been done to distinguish between provincial versus Parisian life This would have added interest I learned very little about Saumur which is a beautiful town in the region of the Loire valleyThe narration by Jonathan Fried was fine Not bad or exceptionally good I could hear all the words and the speed was fine tooI just cannot get terribly enthused by the book Its message is so damn clear There is not much left to think about I mean if it had shown a possible way of escaping fate of a battle to be overcome Most people do not take up such battles This is and remains a book of realism It gives a description of a time and place


10 thoughts on “Eugénie Grandet

  1. says:

    921 Eugénie Grandet Honoré de BalzacEugénie Grandet is an 1833 novel by French author Honoré de Balzac about miserliness and how i

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    A tragedy in disguiseThis story takes place in the town of Saumur That is where Eugénie and her normal family live Her father is a miserly former cooper who hides his fortune from her wife and daughter and forces them to live in an old and frozen house which he doesn't want to repair because well money must be spent and that is exactly what he tries to avoid Reading this novel made me chuckle several times because let

  3. says:

    Classic English literature has seen some memorable stone hearted misers in it's time but they pale in comparison to Balzac's provincial Midas Monsieur Grandet father of the long suffering Eugénie Grandet's wealth is legendary in status and i

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    Of the countless volumes that passed through my hands only a few remained attached to my soul and mind But that is normal I think how would be

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    Greed greed and greed and a miser with the Midas touch Grandet rules his family and faithful servant Nanon in a regimen of rations and lies He has no ethics and becomes completely obsessed with making money Grandet makes Scrooge look benevolent Then his nephew arrives whose father has gone bankrupt and blown his brains out Eugenie his daughter falls madly in love with Charles the nephew and he promises her his heart as he departs

  6. says:

    Well this book was kind of hard for me I guess I liked it but I would have certainly appreciated it if I hadn't read others of Balzac's Comédie Humaine I definitely liked Père Goriot followed by Cousin Bette Balzac belongs to the school of European Realism He excellently draws French life of the first half of the 1800s In detail Every room and every face and every everything is described Nothing wrong with that but third time a

  7. says:

    Having never read Balzac I had no sense of how human and intimate this story would be The delicacy of Balzac's descriptions of his heroine the way in which he tries to capture without judgment her emotional universe was really uite surprising and affecting To be able to document the first blush of love felt by a provincial perhaps rather sma

  8. says:

    If you are to believe Balzac and Zola how depressing life must have been in 19th century France This book is titled for Eugenie the daughter of the Grandet family but it should have been titled Grandet the Miser because this was really his story the story of Eugenie's father Felix He was a miser that even surpa

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    Eugenie Grandet is a uiet tragedy The eponymous character is the uiet and industrious daughter of a miser His entire life is devoted to making money even faking a stutter to put other people off their guard in business transactions Eugenie has known no other life every day she and her mother sit in their freezi

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    What a brilliant piece of writing The detail used to describe each scene by Blazac paints a picture in your mind I am reminded of Tolstoy’s War and Peace The story of the saintly Eugenie trying to live under the thumb of her Miser father is pitiable but a solid read The life of Monsieur Grandet and his love of gold abov