The Human Comedy

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: Book Jungle
ISBN: 9781604241983
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The Human Comedy from the Author: Honore de Balzac. This volume is divided into three sections. These are an introduction to Balzac's enormous collection of novels called The Human Comedy, an appendix with a listing of all the novels, and an introduction to The Human Comedy written by Balzac. Balzac was the first writer to write about the entire social scene France. His works span the restoration period and the July Monarchy.

Index To Short Stories

Author: Ina Ten Eyck 1866-1937 Firkins
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781372000447
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Index To Short Stories from the Author: Ina Ten Eyck 1866-1937 Firkins. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Droll Stories

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486799387
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Droll Stories from the Author: Honore de Balzac. Balzac's Contes Drolatiques, published in three installments in the 1830s, offers a lively and lusty portrait of sixteenth-century French life and manners. These thirty stories in the tradition of Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Rabelais were claimed by the author to have originated in manuscripts from the abbeys of Touraine. Abounding in episodes of good-humored licentiousness, the tales scandalized Balzac's contemporaries and continue to delight modern readers. French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) was a founder of realism in European literature. An inspiration to Proust, Dickens, Faulkner, Dostoyevsky, and countless others, Balzac wrote works that were hailed for their multifaceted characters and exquisite attention to detail. This edition's excellent translation was the first to make Contes Drolatiques available to English-speaking readers.

Little Ironies

Author: Catherine Lim
ISBN: 9780686604440
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Little Ironies from the Author: Catherine Lim.

The Human Comedy

Author: Honore de Balzac
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590176987
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The Human Comedy from the Author: Honore de Balzac. An NYRB Classics Original Characters from every corner of society and all walks of life—lords and ladies, businessmen and military men, poor clerks, unforgiving moneylenders, aspiring politicians, artists, actresses, swindlers, misers, parasites, sexual adventurers, crackpots, and more—move through the pages of The Human Comedy, Balzac’s multivolume magnum opus, an interlinked chronicle of modernity in all its splendor and squalor. The Human Comedy includes the great roomy novels that have exercised such a sway over Balzac’s many literary inheritors, from Dostoyevsky and Henry James to Marcel Proust; it also contains an array of short fictions in which Balzac is at his most concentrated and forceful. Nine of these, all newly translated, appear in this volume, and together they provide an unequaled overview of a great writer’s obsessions and art. Here are “The Duchesse de Langeais,” “A Passion in the Desert,” and “Sarrasine”; tales of madness, illicit passion, ill-gotten gains, and crime. What unifies them, Peter Brooks points out in his introduction, is an incomparable storyteller’s fascination with the power of storytelling, while throughout we also detect what Proust so admired: the “mysterious circulation of blood and desire.”