Stories By Balzac

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Facino Cane20030403

By Honoré de Balzac.

The tale of a blind musician, his dramatic life and his obsessive dream also holds the clue to Balzac's own gift as a writer.

The Conscript20030404

Read by Robert Powell.

The intense love of a mother for her son struggles to outwit terror and suspicion in revolutionary France.

Translated by Sylvia Raphael and abridged by Lauris Morgan-griffiths