Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850.
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
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.