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Girl With The Golden Eyes, The
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Balzac's erotically charged tale of a rich and ruthless young man in nineteenth-century Paris is a daring classic. The hero, jaded in his pursuit of pleasure and novelty, falls into an amorous entanglement with a mysterious beauty. Through his growing attachment to her, he falls deeper and deeper into a dangerous web of forbidden desire. Incest, homosexuality, sexual slavery, and violence combine in the shocking conclusion of this taboo-breaking work.
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Honore de Balzac is regarded as one of the great masters of literature. A creator of realism, he sought to chronicle the life of French society from the lowest to the hightest strata. Among his finest work are: Lost Illusions, Pere Goriot, and Eugenie Grandet.
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