It was his second major novel in his vast Human Comedy , and it features several characters who reappear later in the series, albeit not always in a consistent manner. To pass the time until an opportune moment arises, he visits a vast antiques shop and meets its strange proprietor. The skin has the power to grant him his every wish, but each time it does so, it shrinks, and with it, so does the lifespan of Valentin. Another twist on the old theme of making a deal with the Devil. At one point, Valentin enlists the help of the greatest scientists in France to see if they can stretch the skin back to its original size, after he has grown fabulously wealthy by its power, and watched horrified as it diminished in size.
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The Wild Ass's Skin (Le Peau de Chagrin)
Aug 15, Translated from the French by Helen Constantine. Introduction and Notes by Patrick Coleman. Balzac, Honore de. Primary Category Raphael brashly decides to take the skin. He wishes for a
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Balzac turned exclusively to fiction at the age of thirty and went on to write a large number of novels and short stories set amid turbulent nineteenth-century France. He entitled his collective works The Human Comedy. He died in , shortly after his marriage to the Polish countess Evelina Hanska, his lover of eighteen years. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.