Biography and History

Honoré de Balzac was a celebrated nineteenth-century French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus, a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napoléon Bonaparte in 1815.

Source: From the finding aid for C0386

  • Honoré de Balzac Collection. 1832-1850 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0386

    Consists mainly of photostats of correspondence between nineteenth-century French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac and his mother, Madame Surville, and the editor Hippolyte Souverain.