Description - Old Goriot by Balzac, Honorae de
The title of this book is Old Goriot and is written by author Balzac, Honorae de. The book Old Goriot is published by Random House USA Inc. The ISBN of this book is 9780679405351 and the format is Hardback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Old Goriot by Balzac, Honorae de.
(152mm x 127mm x mm)
Everyman's Library USA
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Author Biography - Balzac, Honorae de
The son of a civil servant, Honore de Balzac was born in 1799 in Tours, France. After attending boarding school in Vendome, he gravitated to Paris where he worked as a legal clerk and a hack writer, using various pseudonyms, often in collaboration with other writers. Balzac turned exclusively to fiction at the age of thirty and went on to write a large number of novels and short stories set amid turbulent nineteenth-century France. He entitled his collective works The Human Comedy. Along with Victor Hugo and Dumas pere andfils, Balzac was one of the pillars of French romantic literature. He died in 1850, shortly after his marriage to the Polish countess Evelina Hanska, his lover of eighteen years.