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The Celibates

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Honor de Balzac is considered the founder of social realism. Balzac was the first writer to write so completely about the social scene in France. His vast collection of works encompasses the Restoration period and the July Monarchy. The Celibates includes the novels Pierrette, The Vicar of Tours, and The Two Brothers. In all three books bachelors and old maids are the hero ...more
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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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