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[Lacking volume 3] of a seven volume set.
Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. 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. Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well; the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities.
His writing influenced many famous writers, including the novelists Émile Zola, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, Jack Kerouac, and Henry James, filmmakers Akira Kurosawa and Eric Rohmer as well as important philosophers such as Friedrich Engels. Many of Balzac's works have been made into films, and they continue to inspire other writers.
Green cloth with leather paste-on spine titles in gilt. Bindings square and tight. Minimal edge wear. Appear unread. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Minor spine soiling. Volume 2 has small nick top spine label.