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Honoré de Balzac


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Balzac, Honoré de
Type
Person
Gender
Male
Date of birth
1799-05-20
Place of birth
France
Date of death
1850-08-18
Place of death
France

Annotation

Honoré de Balzac (born Honoré Balzac) was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus. The structure of La Comédie humaine is as follows: • Études de mœurs, which includes the sub-series: - Scènes de la vie de campagne - Scènes de la vie militaire - Scènes de la vie parisienne, which also includes the sub-series: + Histoire des Treize + Les parents pauvres + Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes - Scènes de la vie politique - Scènes de la vie privée - Scènes de la vie de province, which also includes the sub-series: + Illusions perdues + Les Célibataires + Les Parisiens en province + Les Rivalités • Études philosophiques • Études analytiques

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