Girl with the Golden Eyes and Other Stories

ISBN-10: 0199571287
ISBN-13: 9780199571284
Edition: 2012
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: English

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.

Peter Collier is the author (with David Horowitz) of The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty, which was nominated for the National Book Award, as well as The Kennedys: An American Drama, The Roosevelts: An American Saga, and other books. He lives in Nevada City, CA.

Patrick Coleman is a professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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