At the Sign of the Cat and Racket: The Comedy of Human Life, Volume VII

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The Comedy of Human Life (La Comedie Humaine) is the collective title given to a series of linked stories by Balzac, totalling about 100 in all, and loosely divided into groups, such as provincial, Parisian, political, military, and country. Conceived in 1834, his idea was to produce a work with philosophical underpinnings which would survey all aspects of French society from the Revolution to his own time. Originally intended to comprise some 150 novels and short stories featuring around 2,000 characters, this gargantuan ...

At the Sign of the Cat and Racket: The Comedy of Human Life, Volume VII 2005, Trafalgar Square Publishing, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9781845880514

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