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Paperback The Magic Skin: Or, The Wild Ass's Skin Book

ISBN: B08PJGB443

ISBN13: 9798576069224

The Magic Skin: Or, The Wild Ass's Skin

The Magic Skin (La Peau de chagrin) is set in early 19th-century Paris and tells the story of a young man who finds a magic piece of shagreen that fulfills his every desire. For each wish granted, however, the skin shrinks and consumes a portion of his physical energy. Although the novel uses fantastic elements, its main focus is a realistic portrayal of the excesses of bourgeois materialism. Balzac's renowned attention to detail is used to describe...

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