Author:Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac

Nineteenth-century French novelist and playwright. Due to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well; the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities

Honoré de Balzac


La Comédie humaineEdit

(See also Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine for a comprehensive index of characters.)

Studies of MannersEdit

Scenes From Private LifeEdit
Scenes From Provincial LifeEdit
Scenes From Parisian LifeEdit
Scenes From Political LifeEdit
Scenes From Military LifeEdit
Scenes From Country LifeEdit

Philosophical StudiesEdit

Analytical StudiesEdit

Works about BalzacEdit


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