Author:Honoré de Balzac

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Honoré de Balzac
(1799–1850)
Nineteenth-century French novelist and playwright. Due to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well; the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities. Many of Balzac's works have been made into films, and they continue to inspire other writers.
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Honoré de Balzac

Works[edit]

La Comédie humaine[edit]

(See also Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine for a comprehensive index of characters.)

Studies of Manners[edit]

Scenes From Private Life[edit]
Scenes From Provincial Life[edit]
Scenes From Parisian Life[edit]
Scenes From Political Life[edit]
Scenes From Military Life[edit]
Scenes From Country Life[edit]

Philosophical Studies[edit]

Analytical Studies[edit]

Works about Balzac[edit]

Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.