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Honor de Balzac - a book by Balzac, Honoré de

Honor de Balzac

Honor de Balzac( )
Author: Balzac, Honoré de
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Repressed Publishing LLC
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $49.99
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Hardcover reprint of the original edition - beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo - 6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: Balzac, Honor De. Honor De Balzac In Twenty-Five Volumes: The First Complete Translation Into English, Volume 15. Indiana: Repressed...
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Balzac, Honoré de (Author)
Born on May 20, 1799, Honore de Balzac is considered one of the greatest French writers of all time. Balzac studied in Paris and worked as a law clerk while pursuing an unsuccessful career as an author. He soon accumulated enormous debts that haunted him most of his life.

A prolific writer, Balzac would often write for 14 to-16 hours at a time. His writing is marked by realistic portrayals of ordinary, but exaggerated characters and intricate detail. In 1834, Balzac began organizing his works into a collection called The Human Comedy, an attempt to group his novels to present a complete social history of France. Characters in this project reappeared throughout various volumes, which ultimately consisted of approximately 90 works. Some of his works include Cesar Birotteau, Le Cousin Pons, Seraphita, and Le Cousine Bette.

Balzac wed his lifelong love, Eveline Hanska in March 1850 although he was gravely ill at the time. Balzac died in August of that year.


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