Balzac and his world
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Published by Orion Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850 -- Critique et interprétation,
  • Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850 La comédie humaine

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Edition Notes

StatementTrans. from the French by Derek Coltman
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv,548 p.
Number of Pages548
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22205941M

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Many of Balzac's works have been made into films, and they continue to inspire other writers. An enthusiastic reader and independent thinker as a child, Balzac had trouble adapting to the teaching style of his grammar school. His willful nature caused trouble throughout his life and frustrated his ambitions to succeed in the world of business. Balzac and his world Hardcover – January 1, by Félicien Marceau (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — Author: Félicien Marceau. Martin Kanes, meanwhile, in his book Le Pére Goriot: Anatomy of a Troubled World, calls it "the keystone of the Comédie humaine". It is the central text of Anthony Pugh's voluminous study Balzac's Recurring Characters, and entire chapters have been written about the detail of the Maison : Honoré de Balzac. “The great thing about work this entertaining is that it’s still exciting nearly years on." —Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian “These tales provide the reader a healthy introduction to Balzac’s famous hyperbole, his melodrama, and his extended descriptions and explanations where nothing goes unsaid/5(22).

  Honoré de Balzac (born Honoré Balssa, – Aug ) was a novelist and playwright in nineteenth-century France. His work formed part of the foundation of the realist tradition in European literature, with particular focus on his remarkably complex characters. Due to his keen observation of fine detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the found His magnum opus was a sequence of almost novels and plays collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napoléon Bonaparte in /5. In the first major English biography of Honore de Balzac for over fifty years, Graham Robb has produced a compelling portrait of the great French novelist whose powers of creation were matched only by his self-destructive tendencies. As colorful as the world he described, Balzac is the perfect subject for biography: a relentless seducer whose successes were as spectacular as his catastrophes 4/5(1). Honoré de Balzac, original name Honoré Balssa, (born , Tours, France—died Aug , Paris), French literary artist who produced a vast number of novels and short stories collectively called La Comédie humaine (The Human Comedy).He helped to establish the traditional form of the novel and is generally considered to be one of the greatest novelists of all time.

The year marks a climax in Balzac’s career, for by then he had become totally conscious of his great plan to group his individual novels No theme is more typically Balzacian than that of the ambitious young provincial fighting for advancement in the competitive world of Paris. Balzac was.   Jane Smiley continues her series on the novel by exploring the gruesome fascinations, dastardly characters and suspenseful stories in two works Author: Jane Smiley.   Though Balzac, who was born on this day in , died at his Human Comedy of interlinked novels, stories, and essays contains over 90 works, at least a .   If any Times readers know which Balzac book this wind is in — please let me know. Describe your ideal reading experience. There’s a hotel in .