A Daughter of Eve, by Honoré de Balzac

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A Daughter of Eve

Honore de Balzac’s work bears a certain Jekyll & Hyde quality: Either he is slipshod and rushed (the classic example is A Woman of Thirty), or he is in complete command of himself and takes the time and trouble to tie up all the loose ends. Fortunately, A Daughter of Eve is one of these latter. It is unfortunate that it is not better known, as it is, to my mind, a good book to start reading The Human Comedy. Continue reading