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Balzac, Honore de

Born: 20-5-1799 at Tours, France
Died: 18-8-1850

Summary of Biography

Honore de Balzac was a French novelist. He would become one of the creators of Realism in literature. His “Human Comedy” spanned more than 90 novels and short stories in an attempt to comprehend and depict the realities of life in modern bourgeois France.

Biography

Balzac was the nineteenth - century French author of La Comédie Humaine, a series of almost 100 novels and plays.  He was one of the founders of French literary realism and is known for the complexity of his characters: he has been called the French Dickens. A brilliant writer, he had trouble succeeding in school and in the business world.  He is famous for the intense focus of his work habits - he would rise at midnight and work for fifteen hours straight, often working on several different works at a time.

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This section contains 27 books
The Magic Skin
The Magic Skin


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The Illustrious Gaudissart
The Illustrious Gaudissart


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The Hated Son
The Hated Son


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The Duchesse de Langeais
The Duchesse de Langeais


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The Deserted Woman
The Deserted Woman


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The Country Doctor
The Country Doctor


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The Commission in Lunacy
The Commission in Lunacy


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The Brotherhood of Consolation
The Brotherhood of Consolation


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The Ball at Sceaux
The Ball at Sceaux


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Melmoth Reconciled
Melmoth Reconciled


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Massimilla Doni
Massimilla Doni


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Maitre Cornelius
Maitre Cornelius


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Le Pere Goriot
Le Pere Goriot


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Juana
Juana


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Honorine
Honorine


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Gobseck
Gobseck


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Gambara
Gambara


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Ferragus
Ferragus


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Father Goriot
Father Goriot


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Eve and David
Eve and David


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Eugenie Grandet
Eugenie Grandet


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Domestic Peace
Domestic Peace


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Colonel Chabert
Colonel Chabert


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At the Sign of the Cat and Racket
At the Sign of the Cat and Racket


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