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A Harlot High and Low

By Balzac, Honore De




The son of a civil servant, Honoré de Balzac was born in 1799 in Tours, France. After attending boarding school in Vendôme, he gravitated to Paris where he worked as a legal clerk and a hack writer, using various pseudonyms, often in collaboration with other writers. Balzac turned exclusively to fiction at the age of thirty and went on to write a large number of novels and short stories set amid turbulent nineteenth-century France. He entitled his collective works The Human Comedy. Along with Victor Hugo and Dumas père and fils, Balzac was one of the pillars of French romantic literature. He died in 1850, shortly after his marriage to the Polish countess Evelina Hanska, his lover of eighteen years.


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A Harlot High And Low: (splendeurs Et Miseres Des Courtisanes )

DE BALZAC, HONORE

Penguin Books, Baltimore: 1970. Softcover. Reading copy. A splendid example of the 'Scenes of Parisian Life.' Brings to bear the author;s encyclopaedic knowledge of finance, fashionable intrigue, and the ramifications both of the underworld and of the police system. ISBN: 0140442324.

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A Harlot High and Low (The Human Comedy)

Balzac, Honoré de

Penguin Classics. PAPERBACK. 0140442324 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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A Harlot High and Low (Penguin Classics)

de Balzac, Honore (Heppenstall, Reyner – Translator)

Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1971. Reprint. Softcover. Good Condition. introduction by Reyner Heppenstall. Colour illustrated paperback binding with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. While two criminal masterminds have a duel of wits, a courtesan finds herself elevated to the heights of luxury only to be plunged in to poverty and misery, at their whim. Rubbing of the book corners and edges with browning of the text block edges and pages. Scattered foxing to the first few and last few pages of the book. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [4], V - X, [5], 17 - 553, [5] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; France; 18th century; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0140442324. ISBN/EAN: 9780140442328. Inventory No: 0121984. . 9780140442328 This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .

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