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Selected Short Stories

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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Penguin Classics, 1977. Softcover. New. Printed Pages: 0. Selected Short Stories Balzac, Honore De

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Honoré de Balzac and Sylvia Raphael

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Paperback. New. One of the greatest French novelists, Balzac was also an accomplished writer of shorter fiction. This volume includes twelve of his finest short stories - many of which feature characters from his epic series of novels the Comedie Humaine. Compelling tales of acute social and psychological insight,

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New York. 1977. Penguin Books. 1st Penguin Classic Paperback Edition. Very Good In Wrappers. ISBN:0140443258. Translated from the French & With An Introduction and Notes by Sylvia Raphael. 271 pages. paperback. The cover shows a detail from 'a Place de la Concorde en 1829' by Canella. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In addition to the longer novels Balzac wrote some fifty stories during his working life. The twelve included here provide examples of the many varied aspects of his art: tragic, melodramatic, sentimental, pathetic, and comic. With the ability to tell a gripping tale Balzac combined a lively imagination, a minute observation, and a keen sense of the irony of the human condition. In addition to offering a fascinating picture of life during one of the most violent and disturbed periods of French history, many of the stories in this volume deal with important episodes in the lives of major characters in the Comedie humaine and thus add to an understanding of the great novels. inventory #28912 ISBN: 0140443258.

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Reprinted paperback edition in good condition with minimal creasing to spine and small tears at top and bottom ofspine. Moderate wear to cover,lightly bumped. Edges and pages lightly tanned. No inscription or other writing throughout. A solid reading copy.

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