Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright and is considered to be one of the originators of literary realism. His most ambitious work, La Com-die humaine, is a collection of novels and short stories that gives a nuanced portrait of French bourgeois society.

  • Nationality: French
  • Birth Date: 20 May 1799
  • Death Date: 18 Aug 1850
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“The Peasant Story of Napoleon”
A story about Napoleon doing all he did because he was immortal, a chosen man of God.