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Start in Life

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ISBN-10: 1483974847

ISBN-13: 9781483974842

Edition: N/A

Authors: Honor� de Balzac, Katharine Prescott Wormeley

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A Start in Life
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 3/27/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 148
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.37" tall
Weight: 0.616
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…