One of the key themes that is woven throughout Balzac's masterpiece, The Human Comedy, relates to the dangers of materialism and greed. In this novella, the narrator overhears some fellow diners discussing a complicated financial scheme that contributed to the fortunes of one of the wealthiest families in the country. The story also provides important background information about many characters who appear elsewhere in The Human Comedy.
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|Size: ||236 KB|
|Publisher: ||The Floating Press|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781776585878 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|