Monsieur Grandet is a very rich man whose chief care is
his gold. He runs his household with exacting miserly attention and his wife
and daughter suffer a Spartan existence. On the evening of his daughter Eugénie’s
23rd birthday, his foppish nephew Charles suddenly arrives from Paris. Eugénie
has never known passion, but now, in an instant, she falls in love and her life
is changed forever.
Monsieur Grandet will not countenance his daughter’s
marriage to her penniless cousin, but Eugénie’s determination to follow her
heart leads her into direct conflict with her father.
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