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  1. Honoré de Balzac ( / ˈbælzæk / BAL-zak, [2] more commonly US: / ˈbɔːl -/ BAWL-, [3] [4] [5] French: [ɔnɔʁe d (ə) balzak]; born Honoré Balzac; [1] 20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) 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 .

  2. Honoré de Balzac, original name Honoré Balssa, (born May 20, 1799, Tours, France—died August 18, 1850, Paris), French literary artist who produced a vast number of novels and short stories collectively called La Comédie humaine (The Human Comedy).

  3. Jan 18, 2019 · Honoré de Balzac (born Honoré Balssa, May 20, 1799 – August 18, 1850) was a novelist and playwright in nineteenth-century France. His work formed part of the foundation of the realist tradition in European literature, with particular focus on his remarkably complex characters.

  4. Honoré de Balzac, orig. Honoré Balssa, (born May 20, 1799, Tours, France—died Aug. 18, 1850, Paris), French writer. Balzac began working as a clerk in Paris at about age 16. An early attempt at a business career left him with huge debts, and for decades he toiled incessantly to improve his worsening financial condition.

  5. Honoré de Balzac est le fils de Bernard-François Balssa [1] (1746-1829), secrétaire au Conseil du roi, directeur des vivres, adjoint au maire et administrateur de l’hospice de Tours, et d'Anne-Charlotte-Laure Sallambier (1778-1854), issue d'une famille de passementiers du Marais [2].

  6. Honore de Balzac. Honoré de Balzac (May 20, 1799 – August 18, 1850) was a French novelist recognized as one of the founders of realism in European fiction. An immensely productive, if uneven writer, Balzac intended his massive (and ultimately incomplete) body of novels and stories, collectively entitled The Human Comedy (La Comédie humaine), to present a broad panorama of French society in the period of the Restoration (1815-1830) and the July Monarchy (1830-1848).

  7. Honoré de Balzac was a nineteenth-century French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napoléon Bonaparte in 1815. Due to his keen observation of fine detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature.

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