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ISBN-10: 3842430051

ISBN-13: 9783842430051

Edition: N/A

Authors: Honor� de Balzac

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List price: $19.99
Publisher: Tredition GmbH
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 5.06" wide x 7.81" long x 0.36" tall
Weight: 0.374
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…