The description of Honoré de Balzac Books
Honoré de Balzac (20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well; the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities. His writing influenced many famous writers, including the novelists Émile Zola, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, and Henry James, as well as important philosophers such as Friedrich Engels. Many of Balzac's works have been made into films, and they continue to inspire other writers. This application contains the following works: A Daughter of Eve, Adieu, A Distinguished Provincial at Paris, A Drama on the Seashore, Albert Savarus, A Man of Business, Analytical Studies, An Episode under the Terror, An Historical Mystery (The Gondreville Mystery), An Old Maid, Another Study of Woman, A Passion in the Desert, A Prince of Bohemia, A Second Home, A Start in Life, A Street of Paris and Its Inhabitant, At the Sign of the Cat and Racket, A Woman of Thirty, Beatrix, Bureaucracy, Catherine De Medici, Christ in Flanders, Colonel Chabert, Cousin Betty, Cousin Pons, Domestic Peace, Droll Stories — Complete / Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine, Droll Stories — Volume 1, Droll Stories — Volume 2, Droll Stories — Volume 3, El Verdugo, Eugenie Grandet, Eve and David, Facino Cane, Farewell, Father Goriot, Ferragus, Chief of the Dévorants, Gambara, Gaudissart II, Gobseck, Honorine, Juana, La Grande Breteche, La Grenadiere, Letters of Two Brides, Lost Illusions, Louis Lambert, Love in a Mask / Or Imprudence and Happiness, Madame Firmiani, Maitre Cornelius, Massimilla Doni, Melmoth Reconciled, Mercadet: A Comedy in Three Acts, Modeste Mignon, Pamela Giraud: A Play in Five Acts, Parisians in the Country, Paz (La Fausse Maitresse), Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete, Petty Troubles of Married Life, First Part, Petty Troubles of Married Life, Second Part, Pierre Grassou, Pierrette, Poor Relations, Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau, Sarrasine, Scenes from a Courtesan's Life, Seraphita, Sons of the Soil, Study of a Woman, The Alkahest, The Atheist's Mass, The Ball at Sceaux, The Brotherhood of Consolation, The Celibates, The Chouans, The Collection of Antiquities, The Commission in Lunacy, The Country Doctor, The Deputy of Arcis, The Deserted Woman, The Duchesse of Langeais, The Elixir of Life, The Exiles, The Firm of Nucingen, The Girl with the Golden Eyes, The Hated Son, The Hidden Masterpiece, The Human Comedy: Introductions and Appendix, The Illustrious Gaudissart, The Jealousies of a Country Town, The Lesser Bourgeoisie, The Lily of the Valley, The Magic Skin, The Marriage Contract, The Message, The Muse of the Department, The Napoleon of the People, The Physiology of Marriage, Complete, The Physiology of Marriage, Part 1, The Physiology of Marriage, Part 2, The Physiology of Marriage, Part 3, The Purse, The Recruit, The Red Inn, The Resources of Quinola: A Comedy in a Prologue and Five Acts, The Secrets of the Princesse de Cadignan, The Stepmother, A Drama in Five Acts, The Thirteen, The Two Brothers, The Unknown Masterpiece / 1845, The Vicar of Tours, The Village Rector, The Works Of Balzac / A linked index to all Project Gutenberg editions, The Works of Honoré de Balzac: About Catherine de' Medici, Seraphita, and Other Stories, Two Poets, Unconscious Comedians, Ursula, Vautrin: A Drama in Five Acts, Vendetta and Z. Marcas.