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Study of a Woman

The Human Comedy

by Honore de Balzac Author · Katharine Prescott Wormeley Translator


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Part of Balzac's masterpiece, the multi-volume story cycle The Human Comedy, the short story Study of a Woman focuses on Madame de Listomere, an uptight model of propriety, who finds herself being flirted with by the rapscallion Eugene de Rastignac, who has taken up the courtship as a lark.

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Duke Classics
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The Human Comedy


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