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La Grande Breteche (Creative Short Stories) Hardcover – August, 1990

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Text: English, French (translation)

About the Author

A prolific writer, Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) is generally regarded, along with Gustave Flaubert, as a founding father of realism in European literature, and as one of France's greatest fiction writers. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Series: Creative Short Stories
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Education (August 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0886823064
  • ISBN-13: 978-0886823061
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,784,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Mysterious short story that keeps you reading to the last sentence, part of the Comedie Humaine. La Grande Breteche is a deserted house; Balzac gives a brilliant description, which makes us want to know more. The narrator is visited one day by the late owner's lawyer to tell him to desist from further trespassing in the grounds. The story of the former owner, Mme de Merret, unfolds...
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This is something of a horror story. Very short, and worth reading. A similar story, though much longer, was written by Fortune du Boisgobey. The title was The Condemned Door.
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Format: Paperback
This is a very short book and this particular version was obviously copied by a copy machine (black smudges, etc.) Upon reading, the pages started to fall out. I am glad I only had to read it once and that I didn't pay very much for it.
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