Honoré de Balzac
Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. He is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. His works include La Comédie Humaine, Le Lys dans la vée, and Le Monde de l’Homme. Many of Balzac’s works have been made into films.
About Honoré de Balzac in brief
Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. He is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. His work has influenced many famous writers, including the novelists Émile Zola, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, and Henry James. Many of Balzac’s works have been made into films and continue to inspire other writers. He died in Paris five months after marrying Ewelina Hańska, a Polish aristocrat and his longtime love; he died at the age of 50. His works include La Comédie Humaine, Le Lys dans la vée, and Le Monde de l’Homme. He was the second child of a family of haberdashers from Tarn in the south of France. His father, Bernard-François Balssa, was one of eleven children from an artisan family in Tarn. His mother, Anne-Charlotte-Laure Sallambier, came from a family. of habers. Balzac had trouble adapting to the teaching style of his grammar school. His willful nature caused trouble throughout his life and frustrated his ambitions to succeed in the world of business. He attempted to be a publisher, printer, businessman, critic, and politician; he failed in all of these efforts. He suffered from health problems throughout hisLife, possibly owing to his intense writing schedule. His relationship with his family was often strained by financial and personal drama, and he lost more than one friend over critical reviews.
In 1835, he wrote a novel about a woman named Miss Caroline, modeled after his own caregiver. At age ten, he was sent to the Oratorian’s school in Vendallall, where he studied for seven years. He worked from his boyhood to read every book that came his way, which made him the object of ridicule among his much wealthier schoolmates. He also wrote a play, which was made into a film in 1838. His son, Louis-Daniel, was born in 1799, but he lived for only a month. In 1760, he set off for Paris with only a Louis coin in his pocket, intent on improving his social standing. By 1776 he had become Secretary to the King’s Council and a Freemason. He had become a Secretary to. the King’s Council and had become Assistant Secretary for the Army. After the Reign of Terror he was despatched to Tours to coordinate supplies for the army. He turned his back on the study of law after wearying of its inhumanity and banal routine. He wrote his first novel in 1780, and his second in 1781. He later wrote a series of plays, including The Bacchus, which became a bestseller in 1883. His last novel, Le Miserable, was published in 1885. He went on to write a play about the life of the Marquis de Sade, which won him the Prix de la Gouverneur.