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Honoré de Balzac
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Published 1973 by Librairie Larousse
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Being a socialite never sounded so good. Lucien de Rubempre is a pretentious little prick, but you can't help but love him. Balzac's ability to paint vivid pictures of individuals and society in general is truly a gift of his. This book, at over 800 pages, is a phenomenal read.
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Honoré de Balzac was a nineteenth-century French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napoléon Bonaparte in 1815.

Due to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders o
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