Balzac (Modern Literatures In Perspective) by Michael Tilby

By Michael Tilby

This canon of French literature, Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) is usually an immense eu determine within the improvement of realism. His paintings is ruled by means of 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 renowned of those are Le Pierre Goriot and La Cousine Bette. Iin this research, Dr Tilby concentrates at the major ways in perform and discusses a few of the earliest responses to Balzac's paintings. His advent and headnotes set Balzac's paintings in context. This ebook may be of curiosity to scholars of French language and literature and in addition to these learning French in mixed reports or humanities courses.

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