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Exiles and Other Short Stories

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ISBN-10: 0554310988

ISBN-13: 9780554310985

Edition: 2008

Authors: Honor� de Balzac, Clara Bell

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Short excerpt: Now here is one he went on pointing to a girl who was folding an altar-cloth clumsily enough it must be owned who looks to me more like a damsel rather free of her person than a sturdy country wench.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 228
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 1.100
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…