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Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850
Peau de chagrin. English
The wild ass's skin / Honoré de Balzac, translated by Helen Constantine ; edited with an introduction and notes by Patrick Coleman
New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PQ2167 .P5 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Wishes -- Fiction
Will -- Fiction
Magic paraphernalia -- Fiction
Paranormal fiction
Psychological fiction
Physical Description xxx, 252 pages : ill. ; 20 cm
Summary A young aristocrat, who lost all his money in the gaming parlours of the Palais Royal in Paris, contemplates suicide. He gets distracted looking at objects in an antique shop and is attracted to a strange animal skin. It has magical properties. It will grant the skin's owner his every wish, but each time a wish is fulfilled, the skin shrinks, hastening the death of the skin's owner
Note Includes bibliographical references
Alternate Author Constantine, Helen
Coleman, Patrick

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