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Honoré de Balzac

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Balzac, Honoré de (1799–1850), French novelist noted for social observation and sweeping vision. The Human Comedy, his greatest work, is a collection of novels and stories that offer a comprehensive portrait of French society. Written over a period of two decades, its best-known novels are Père Goriot (1835) and Cousin Bette (1847).

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