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Honoré de Balzac

France (1799 - 1850)

Honore de Balzac was born in Tours in 1799 and died in 1850. Celebrated as one of the greatest French writers of the nineteenth century, in particular for his work La Comedie Humaine, He is best known for and credited with the invention of the modern realist novel. In more than ninety novels he set forth French society and life as he saw it. W Somerset Maugham said, 'I suppose Balzac is the greatest novelist who ever lived'.
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Honoré de Balzac

Short stories
El Verdugo
An Episode Under the Terror
La Grande Breteche
The Mysterious Mansion
The Elixir of Life (1830)
The Red Inn (1831)
The Thing at Ghent (1900)

Books about Honoré de Balzac

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