Honore de Balzac came to the idea to write a series of a novel about time and place he lived in and to combine them all under the name "The Human Comedy". He wanted to cover all the important subjects from French society to which he belonged. "Father Goriot" is one of the most famous novels from "The Human Comedy". … [Read more...] about Father Goriot
Honore de Balzac
Honore de Balzac was born in France in 1799. He was a dramatic, storyteller and novel writer and all of his novels belong to Realism. He was born in a respectable family and he planned to be an attorney. Since he never received enough love and warmth from his family in 1820 he decided to break all ties with them and moved to Paris to dedicate himself to writing.
He was disappointed when he couldn’t achieve fame in a short and easy way so he started doing questionable jobs. His failed jobs bring him into a financial crisis. After that he dedicated himself to literature for the rest of his life in order to pay off his debts.
In 1829 he published a novel "Les Chouans" and the novel made part of "The Human Comedy". In "The Human Comedy" he described his vision of the Parisian society of the 19th century. In a short period of time he created more than a hundred works. His most famous novels are "Lost Illusions", "Le Pere Goriot", "Cousin Pons", "Cousin Bett", "Louis Lambert"…
Completely exhausted with work and paying off debts he died in Paris in 1850 when he was 51 years old.
"The Human Comedy" is the name of a novel cycle by Honore de Balzac. The novel are linked by Balzak's idea of showing the society he lived in so the cycle could also be referred to as the history of behavior. Balzac doesn't write about main events of the human history but about the nature of an individual and society. … [Read more...] about The Human Comedy