Honore de Balzac Quotes

Honore de Balzac (1799 – 1850)

Honore de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comedie Humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters. Even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. La Comedie Humaine reflects his real-life difficulties, and includes scenes from his own experience. Many of Balzac’s works have been made into films, and they continue to inspire other writers.

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Quotes by Honore de Balzac…

To imagine that five hundred men, drawn from every corner of the kingdom, will make a good law! Is it not a dreary joke, for which the people will sooner or later have to pay? They have a change of masters, that is all.

Honore de Balzac (1799 – 1850)