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1893 BIG NANON Eugenie Grandet Human Comedy Honore Balzac Wood Engraving Print

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•Title: The Big Nanon
•Year: 1893
•Print size (inches): 6.7 x 10

•Image size (inches): 4.8 x 6.7
•Print size (cm): 17 x 25.3
•Image size (cm): 12.5 x 17.3
•Provenance:  The Human Comedy
•Verso:  No printing
•Publisher:  Peter Penelon Collier, New York, 1893



Description
     


This very hard to find 122 year old wood-cut engraving shows the "Big Nanon"!

Eugénie Grandet is an 1833 novel by Honoré de Balzac about miserliness, and how it is bequeathed from the father to the daughter, Eugénie, through her unsatisfying love attachment with her cousin. As is usual with Balzac, all the characters in the novel are fully realized. Balzac conceived his ambitious project, The Human Comedy, while writing Eugénie Grandet and incorporated it into the Comédie by revising the names of some of the characters in the second edition, which he also dedicated to Maria Du Fresnay, his then-lover and mother of his daughter Marie-Caroline Du Fresnay, and, as was proved later on, the "real" Eugénie Grandet.





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