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THE WILD ASS’S SKIN

Type : Novel (320 pages)

Author : Honoré de Balzac

Genre : Realist

Date : 1831

Country of origin : France

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BASTIEN

School : ESTP (Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics)

Age : 23 years old

Area of study : Civil engineering

City of study : Cachan

It was taught by a very good professor of French.

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Set in early 19th-century Paris, it 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. La Peau de chagrin belongs to the Études philosophiques group of Balzac’s sequence of novels, La Comédie humaine.

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