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    • Eugenie Grandet

    • By: Honore de Balzac Peter
    • Narrated by: Peter Newcombe Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    At the beginning of the story the heroine lives an unfulfilled life in rural France, her nature crushed by a domineering and miserly father. Gallant cousin Charles arrives and acts as a catalyst on Eugénie's personality and emotions. Will her love survive the strong self-opinion of the young man and the selfishness of her father or is Eugénie's reward destined to be in heaven?

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Theatre Royal - The Purse & La Grande Breteche: Episode 4

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Theatre Royal. The very name summons up something of grandeur and eloquence. And it was. Hosted by Laurence Olivier, these big-name productions also included the creme de la creme of acting talents from John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson and Orson Welles to Trevor Howard, Michael Redgrave and Olivier himself. They were based on works by the world's leading authors, among them Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Anton Chekhov. These are but a few of whose company we shall be keeping as we raise the curtain on our first instalment of theatrical history. 

    Regular price: £2.49

    • Die Klassiker-Hörbibliothek (Silber-Edition)

    • Meisterwerke der Weltliteratur
    • By: Honoré de Balzac, Fjodor Michailowitsch Dostojewski, Theodor Fontane
    • Narrated by: Wilhelm Götze, Rolf Günther, Klaus-Dieter König
    • Length: 32 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
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    Von Balzac über Dostojewskij bis zu Poe. Diese Box hat sie alle! Wer sich dieses Hörbuch, gele­sen von exzellenten Sprechern, gönnt, braucht erst einmal kein Buch mehr in die Hand zu nehmen. Ausgewählte Klassiker ganz geballt. Nach dem Hören können Sie mitre­den!

    Regular price: £24.29

    • Father Goriot

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Impoverished young aristocrat Eugene de Rastignac is determined to climb the social ladder and impress himself on Parisian high society. While staying at the Maison Vauquer, a boarding house in Paris's rue Neuve-Sainte-Genevieve, he encounters Jean-Joachim Goriot, a retired vermicelli maker who has spent his entire fortune supporting his two daughters. The boarders strike up a friendship and Goriot learns of Rastignac's feelings for his daughter Delphine. He begins to see Rastignac as the ideal son-in-law, and the perfect substitute for Delphine's domineering husband. But Rastignac has other opportunities too....

    Regular price: £25.69

    • The Weird Circle

    • Declared Insane (Dramatized)
    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Weird Circle, featuring tales of terror and horror, aired from 1943-1947, mainly on the Mutual radio network. This episode was originally broadcast on September 26, 1943.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GOOD OLD HOLLYWOOD

    • By Highlight on 11-09-17

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Les Illusions perdues 1

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Pierre-François Garel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Inspiré à Balzac par son expérience dans l'imprimerie, Illusions perdues raconte l'échec de Lucien de Rubempré, jeune provincial épris de gloire littéraire. En contrepoint au parcours malheureux de ce "grand homme de province", alternativement héros et antihéros plein de faiblesses, l'histoire évoque les modèles de vertu que sont la famille de Lucien et le "Cénacle", cercle intellectuel de "vrais grands hommes".

    Regular price: £19.59

    • Le père Goriot

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Éric Herson-Macarel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Voici donc l'histoire de ce père Goriot, vermicellien ayant fait fortune et qui, tel l'Albatros de Baudelaire, se déchirera les entrailles pour élever ses enfants. Mais, malgré le titre du roman, en est-ce vraiment le héros où est-ce Eugène de Rastignac, jeune homme issu d'une noble mais pauvre famille, venu faire des études de droit à Paris et qui va essayer par tous les moyens de se hisser dans l'échelle sociale parisienne ?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic masterpiece

    • By Gabriel Jianu on 21-09-17

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Les Illusions perdues 2

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Pierre-François Garel
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Inspiré à Balzac par son expérience dans l'imprimerie, Illusions perdues raconte l'échec de Lucien de Rubempré, jeune provincial épris de gloire littéraire. En contrepoint au parcours malheureux de ce "grand homme de province", alternativement héros et antihéros plein de faiblesses, l'histoire évoque les modèles de vertu que sont la famille de Lucien et le "Cénacle", cercle intellectuel de "vrais grands hommes".

    Regular price: £19.59

    • La Rabouilleuse

    • The Black Sheep; The Two Brothers
    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Brothers Philippe and Joseph Bridau are completely unalike: Philippe, braggart and soldier, formerly aide-de-camp to Napoleon, is their mother Agathe's favorite; Joseph, a poor and aspiring artist, is raised in his brother's shadow. When Agathe is reduced to poverty and Philippe accrues gambling debts, the family join forces to focus their attentions on Agathe's brother, Jean-Jacques Rouget, heir to the family fortune. The struggle for his inheritance pits the family against Rouget's beautiful maid Flore ("La Rabouilleuse"), the apple of her master's eye, and her crafty lover.

    Regular price: £19.89

    • The Black Sheep (Classic Serial)

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Whitehead
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Chris Dolan's dramatisation of Honore de Balzac's entertaining tale of family rivalry and fortunes lost and won, set in 19th-century France. Episode 1:After Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, Philippe Bridau becomes a reckless gambler who steals from his mother to finance his obsession. She foolishly continues to idolise him, and it is left to his more dependable brother Joseph to rescue the family from destitution. Episode 2: Philippe's gambling has left his family destitute and his political activities have landed him in jail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GOOD PIECE of OLD FRENCH LITERATURE

    • By Highlight on 09-08-18

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Cousin Bette

    • By: Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The Bette referred to in this magnificent novel's title is Lisbeth Fischer, an excruciatingly cunning poor relation who both depends upon and nurses a terrible grudge against the family of her beautiful cousin, Adeline. That family is slowly being ruined by the uncontrollable sexual appetites of Adeline's husband, Baron Hulot - appetites that will, in time, give Cousin Bette opportunity to exact her vengeance.

    Regular price: £27.09

    • Three Best French Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant, Honoré de Balzac, Gustave Flaubert

    • By: Guy der Maupassant, Gustave Flaubert, Honoré der Balzac
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh, Paul Edwards
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Enjoy the short stories of three of the greatest writers of French literature, for the first time assembled together in audiobook and narrated in a lively way. Guy de Maupassant was an absolute master of the short story genre, delighting in clever plotting, concise style, and efficient storytelling, which he used to produce stunning pieces in a very condensed format. He produced more than 300 short stories; we selected for you nine of the most bizarre, influent, humorous or plain shocking.

    Regular price: £12.69

    • Cousin Bette

    • By: Honore de Balzac, Sylvia Raphael (translator)
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Honore de Balzac's classic book of revenge and passion in which the title character Bette plots the destruction of various men including her cousin-in-law, Baron Hector Hulot. Bette enlists the help of Valérie, an unhappily married young woman, to seduce Hulot, destroy his life, and take his family's fortune.

    Regular price: £32.09

    • Old Goriot

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Balzac’s universally loved novel explores the great theme of money and its effect on the human character. Old Goriot is a lodger at Madame Vauquer’s Parisian boarding house. At first, his wealth inspires respect, but as his circumstances are reduced, he is gradually shunned. He moves into smaller and less desirable rooms in the house, and soon his only remaining visitors are two beautiful young women. The mystery as to who they are and what is happening to Goriot’s fortune involves several other boarders, including Rastignac, an ambitious youth who hopes to rise in society.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Gave up listening.

    • By Mrs D. on 28-04-14

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Le médecin de campagne

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Pierre Aussedat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    En 1829, par une jolie matinée de printemps, un homme âgé d'environ cinquante ans suivait à cheval un chemin montagneux qui mène à un gros bourg situé près de la Grande-Chartreuse. Cet homme, le commandant Genestas, en recherche un autre : Monsieur Benassis, médecin de campagne et maire de ce bourg. La rencontre a lieu, mais pourquoi le commandant se présente-t-il sous une fausse identité?

    Regular price: £14.69

    • La femme de trente ans

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Élodie Huber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "La femme de trente ans" évoque la condition féminine au travers du récit d'un mariage qui échoue. Julie de Chastillon est une jeune femme poussée trop vite dans le mariage et en quête permanente d'une rencontre amoureuse digne d'être vécue, elle devient adultère. Entre les déceptions dans l'intimité conjugale et le devoir de garder les apparences en société, Balzac nous fait le récit parfaitement réaliste d'une jeune femme "à qui le mariage ne [...] réussit point".

    Regular price: £16.59

    • Le Père Goriot

    • La Comédie Humaine
    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Bruno Bardin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    "Le Père Goriot" est un roman d'Honoré de Balzac, écrit en 1834, dont la publication débute dans la Revue de Paris et qui paraît en 1835 en librairie. Il fait partie des Scènes de la vie privée de la Comédie humaine. Le Père Goriot établit les bases de ce qui deviendra un véritable édifice : la Comédie humaine, construction littéraire unique en son genre, avec des liens entre les volumes, des passerelles, des renvois.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • Classic French Dramas Starring Laurence Olivier and Robert Morley, Volume 1

    • By: Theatre Royal, Honore de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Laurence Olivier
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of France. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘The Purse’, adapted from the original tale by Honore de Balzac and Laurence Olivier starring in 'Zaramfeski's Duel' adapted from the original tale by Alexandre Dumas.Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950's by the late Harry Alan Towers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Old Time Broadcasts

    • By Highlight on 14-02-15

    Regular price: £3.99

    • Melmoths Aussöhnung

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: Ernst August Schepmann
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Das Werk "Melmoths Aussöhnung", das im Jahr 1835 verfasst wurde, gehört zu Balzacs "Philosophischen Studien". Der Bankkassierer Castanier plant einen betrügerischen Wechsel um das ausschweifende Leben seiner Mätresse zu finanzieren. Melmoth erwischt ihn dabei und begegnet ihm auch bei seiner Flucht immer wieder. Mit einem Vorwort von Hermann Ebeling.

    Regular price: £5.39

    • Le Pere Goriot

    • By: Honoré de Balzac
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Honoré de Balzac uses his classic style of detail to describe a most controversial setting in his novel Le Pere Goriot. The story takes place in Paris just after the fall of Napoleon in 1819. The story focuses on three characters, Rastignac, a student who wants to try and make it big in the capital, Vautrin, an interesting and funny character who is also quite mysterious, and the main character, Goriot, that carries a heavy burden that only a loving parent would endure.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Oh dear

    • By Crocker on 04-07-17

    Regular price: £18.79

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