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Honoré de Balzac

Novelist (20-May-1799 — 18-Aug-1850)


Maurice Bardèche. Balzac Romancier. Paris, France: Plon. 1943. 394pp. Language: French.

Albert Beguin. Balzac Visionnaire. Geneva, Switzerland: Skira. 1946. 210pp.

Philippe Bertault. Translated by Richard Monges (from French). Balzac and the Human Comedy. New York: New York University Press. 1963. 212pp.

André Maurois. Prometheus: The Life of Balzac. New York: Harper & Row. 1965. 573pp.

E. J. Oliver. Balzac: The European. London: Sheed and Ward. 1959. 209pp.

Samuel Rogers. Balzac and the Novel. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. 1953.

Stefan Zweig. Balzac. New York: Viking Press. 1946. 404pp.


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