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Honore de Balzac, anthology By Honore de Balzac
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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... More > humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Due 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 multifaceted characters, who are morally ambiguous. His writing influenced many subsequent novelists such as Marcel Proust, Émile Zola, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Eça de Queirós, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Gustave Flaubert, Benito Pérez Galdós, Marie Corelli, Henry James, William Faulkner, Jack Kerouac, and Italo Calvino, and philosophers such as Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx. Many of Balzac's works have been made into or have inspired films, and they are a continuing source of inspiration for writers, filmmakers and critics.< Less
Catherine De Medici By Honore de Balzac
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Honoré de Balzac (/ˈbɔːlzæk,... More > ˈbæl-/; French: [ɔ.nɔ.ʁe d(ə) bal.zak], born Honoré 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. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honor%C3%A9_de_Balzac< Less
The Secrets of the Princesse de Cadignan By Honore de Balzac
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Katherine Prescott Wormeley (January 14, 1830 – August 4,... More > 1908) was an American nurse in the Civil War, author, editor, and translator of French language literary works. Her first name is frequently spelled as "Katharine".Born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, the daughter of a naval officer, Katherine Prescott Wormeley emigrated to the United States at a young age.During the American Civil War, she, with noted landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted and the Rev. Henry Bellows, played a role in the work of the United States Sanitary Commission, a civilian agency set up to coordinate the volunteer efforts of women and men who wanted to contribute to the war effort. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Prescott_Wormeley< Less
Catherine De Medici By Honoré de Balzac
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Fantastic book , Highly recommended! Honore de Balzac is a master of story telling!
Catherine de' Medici By Honore de Balzac
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Catherine de' Medici, on the contrary, saved the crown of France; she maintained the royal authority in the midst of circumstances under which more than one great prince would have succumbed. Having... More > to make head against factions and ambitions like those of the Guises and the house of Bourbon, against men such as the two Cardinals of Lorraine, the two Balafres, and the two Condes, against the queen Jeanne d'Albret, Henri IV., the Connetable de Montmorency, Calvin, the three Colignys, Theodore de Beze, she needed to possess and to display the rare qualities and precious gifts of a statesman under the mocking fire of the Calvinist press.< Less
Catherine de' Medici By Honore de Balzac
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Catherine de' Medici, on the contrary, saved the crown of France; she maintained the royal authority in the midst of circumstances under which more than one great prince would have succumbed. Having... More > to make head against factions and ambitions like those of the Guises and the house of Bourbon, against men such as the two Cardinals of Lorraine, the two Balafres, and the two Condes, against the queen Jeanne d'Albret, Henri IV., the Connetable de Montmorency, Calvin, the three Colignys, Theodore de Beze, she needed to possess and to display the rare qualities and precious gifts of a statesman under the mocking fire of the Calvinist press.< Less
Catherine de' Medici By Honore de Balzac
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In France no woman has suffered from popular error so much as Catherine de' Medici. She saved the crown of France; she maintained the royal authority against factions like those of the Guises and the... More > house of Bourbon, the Cardinals of Lorraine, the Balafres, and the Condes. Forced to combat heresy which was seeking to annihilate the monarchy, without friends, aware of treachery among the the Catholic party, foreseeing a republic in the Calvinist party, Catherine employed the most dangerous weapon of public policy,—craft. She resolved to trick and so defeat, successively, the Guises who were seeking the ruin of the house of Valois, the Bourbons who sought the crown, and the Reformers. Consequently, so long as she lived, the Valois kept the throne of France. Catherine had, in the highest degree, the sense of royalty, and she defended it with admirable courage and persistency.< Less
The Girl With The Golden Eyes By Honoré de Balzac
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The Physiology of Marriage. Part II. By Honore de Balzac
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The Physiology of Marriage. Part III. By Honore de Balzac
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