Marina Warner is a novelist and cultural historian. Her latest book ‘Stranger Magic’, published by Vintage, is out now in paperback
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This week's big questions are answered by the novelist and historian Marina Warner
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Bent on killing himself by throwing himself into the Seine after losing his shirt at the gaming tables, Raphael de Valentin, the romanticised, doomed young hero of Balzac's early novel, 'La Peau de chagrin' (l831), turns into an antiques shop to while away the hours till darkness (when he can be sure not to be rescued). There he finds himself in an emporium of civilisation's treasures, from all over the world and in every marvellous material, executed to the highest degree of human art.
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