By Michael Tilby

This canon of French literature, Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) is additionally a huge ecu determine within the improvement of realism. His paintings is ruled via an inter-related series of novels and brief tales, La Comedie Humanine, which charts the idiosyncrasies of French society from the start of the 19th century to the 1840's. one of the most famed of those are Le Pierre Goriot and La Cousine Bette. Iin this research, Dr Tilby concentrates at the major methods in perform and discusses many of the earliest responses to Balzac's paintings. His advent and headnotes set Balzac's paintings in context. This booklet might be of curiosity to scholars of French language and literature and likewise to these learning French in mixed reviews or humanities courses.

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