The Human Comedy - Honoré de Balzac

The Human Comedy

The Human Comedy

5.0 1 5 Author: Honoré de Balzac
As e-book.
The Human Comedy (French: La Comédie Humaine) is the title of Honoré de Balzac's multi-volume collection of interlinked novels and stories depicting French society in the period of the Restoration (1815-1830) and the July Monarchy (1830–1848).

It consists of 91 finished works (stories, novels or analytical essays) and 46 unfinished works (some of which exist only as titles). It does not include Balzac's five theatrical plays or his collection of humorous tales, the "Contes drolatiques" (1832–37). The title of the series is usually considered an allusion to Dante's Divine Comedy; while Ferdinand Brunetière, the famous French literary critic, suggests that it may stem from poems by Alfred de Musset or Alfred de Vigny. While Balzac sought the comprehensive scope of Dante, his title indicates the worldly, human concerns of a realist novelist. The stories are placed in a variety of settings, with characters reappearing in multiple stories.

Notable works included in the 'Human Comedy':

- The Purse
- Domestic Bliss
- The Imaginary Mistress
- A Daughter Of Eve
- Honorine
- Beatrix
- Gobseck
- A Woman Of Thirty
- Old Goriot (Father Goriot)
- Colonel Chabert
- A Marriage Contract
- Another Study Of Woman
- Ursule Mirouet
- Eugenie Grandet
- The Vicar Of Tours
- The Illustrious Gaudissart
- Cesar Birotteau
- Sarrasine
- Cousin Bette (Cousin Betty)
- The Girl With The Golden Eyes
- The Chouans
- Z. Marcas
Language: English Category: Classics Translator:

More info about the ebook

Publisher: WS
Published: 2019-07-05
ISBN: 9782291074229

Always have a good book lined up - Listen and read whenever you want

Read and listen to as many books as you like! Download books offline, listen to several books continuously, choose stories for your kids, or try out a book that you didn't thought you would like to listen to. The best book experience you'd ever had.

Free trial for 14 days