Before the onset of sound film in 1927, eighty-two adaptations of Balzac texts were either planned or produced (Doumens 2008), including films based on Le Colonel Chabert, Eugenie Grandet, La Duchesse de Langeais, and Le Pere Goriot.
The Conquering Power, for example, a 1921 adaptation of Eugenie Grandet made by Metro Pictures and starring Rudolph Valentino, still exists thanks to a combination of these factors.
Fyodor finished his schooling but continued his literary work, publishing a translation of Balzac's Eugenie Grandet, which he followed with his first novel Poor Folk (1846).
Two years after his translation of Balzac's Eugenie Grandet (1844), the young engineering graduate published his first novel to great acclaim.
82-125 (selected passages for explication) Balzac's definition of "thought"; parallels among Descartes's "Je pense, donc je suis," Pascal's all-but-stated "Je pense, donc je m'ennuie," Chateaubriand's implied "Je m'ennuie, donc je suis," and the Balzacian dilemma, life-in-death or death-in-life, as developed in his characters' thought, ennui, will, power, and knowledge; Raphael's infernal contract with the skin; close reading of descriptive vocabulary, verb tenses, stylistic features, rhythm, and expressive words in representative passages from Le Pere Goriot, Illusions Perdues, and Eugenie Grandet
will highlight temporal and other meanings of the skin and the relationship between the "philosophical studies" and the "social studies" of The Human Comedy
Inspired by reading Guy de Maupassant's Une Vie (1883) to write a history of the relationships of mistresses and maids in French fiction, Susan Yates has examined five examples of French realist fiction, including Une Vie, Balzac's Eugenie Grandet
(1833), Goncourt brothers' Germinie Lacerteux (1865), Flaubert's Un Coeur simple (1877), and Zola's Pot-Bouille (1882).
Starring international superstars Gerard Depardieu, Fanny Ardant and Jeanne Moreau, BALZAC is the saga of the literary genius behind such 19th Century classics as Cousin Bette, Eugenie Grandet
, The Girl with the Golden Eyes and many others.