Eugenie Grandet

Eugenie Grandet

Summary

'This brilliant but devastatingly sad novel moved me so much, I began it again the moment I got to the end' Rose Tremain

Monsieur Grandet is a very rich man whose chief care is his gold. He runs his household with exacting miserly attention and his wife and daughter suffer a Spartan existence. On the evening of his daughter Eugénie's twenty third birthday his foppish nephew Charles suddenly arrives from Paris.

Eugénie has never known passion. Now, in an instant, she falls in love and her life is changed forever. Monsieur Grandet will not countenance his daughter's marriage to her penniless cousin and Eugénie's determination to follow her heart leads her into direct conflict with her father.

About the author

Honoré de Balzac

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