The author’s favorite of his own works, Lily of the Valley tells the story of Felix, a young man with a dark past—always turned away, always unloved. One night at a party, he falls in love with Henriette, who is already married. The morbid romance which ensues is anything but conventional. This volume also includes “Another Study of Woman,” “The Great Breteche,” and “A Man of Business.”
About the Author
Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) was one of the supreme French novelists. His monumental series of stories and novels, La Comedie humaine, was his masterwork—describing life in France in the post-Napoleonic era. Regarded as a founding father of realism, his characters were drawn with a depth previously absent from literature.
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