Honoré de Balzac

  • Born: (Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France)
  • Died: (Paris, France)

Honoré de Balzac (born Honoré Balzac) was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus.

The structure of La Comédie humaine is as follows:

Études de mœurs:
- Scènes de la vie de campagne
- Scènes de la vie militaire
- Scènes de la vie parisienne
- Scènes de la vie politique
- Scènes de la vie privée
- Scènes de la vie de province

Études philosophiques

Études analytiques


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