1927. Balzac is considered to be the greatest name in the post-Revolutionary literature of France. His writings display a profound knowledge of the human heart, with an extraordinary range of knowledge. Eugenie Grandet, is the spare, classical story of a girl whose life is blighted by her father's hysterical greed and his most magnificent tale of early nineteenth-century French provincial life. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.