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The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac

The Magic Skin

by Honore de Balzac

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
9 Hrs. 51 Min.


The possession of power, no matter how enormous, does not bring the knowledge how to use it. Raphael, a failed writer, deep in debt, and unrequited in love, is about to take a suicidal plunge into the Seine River. Just in time, he discovers the "Magic Skin" in an antiquity shop. Its supernatural powers grant every wish but it extracts a terrible toll! This parable depicts the malaise of 19th century France.

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