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Selected Short Stories (Paperback)

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    Twelve stories are representative of the tragic, melodramatic, sentimental, pathetic, and comic aspects of Balzac's art and testify to his keen sense of irony when observing the human condition...more

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Twelve stories are representative of the tragic, melodramatic, sentimental, pathetic, and comic aspects of Balzac's art and testify to his keen sense of irony when observing the human condition

The son of a civil servant, Honore de Balzac was born in 1799 in Tours, France. After attending boarding school in Vendome, 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 pere 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.

Author:
Raphael, Sylvia
Series Title:
Penguin Classics
Genre:
FICTION / Classics
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
271
Language:
French
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Publish Date:
05/01/1977
ISBN:
9780140443257
Height:
7.75 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.45 lb
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