Questions tagged [honore-de-balzac]

Questions related to the French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) and his work. He is best known for the series of interlinked novels entitled "La Comédie humaine", which includes titles such as Le Père Goriot (Old Goriot, 1835), Le Colonel Chabert (1844), Eugénie Grandet (1834) and La Cousine Bette (1846). Use this tag with the [french-literature] tag.

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What is so Balzacian about Mr. Walter's words to Mr. Montelin in Maupassant's Bel-Ami?

In the first few chapters of Maupassant's novel Bel-Ami, the main character, Georges Duroy, is learning the ropes of journalism. In Chapter IV of Part I, he accompanies the journalist nicknamed Saint-...
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Was character of Eugene De Rastignac in Balzac’s Father Goriot inspired by Maximillian Robespierre?

Maximillian Robespierre was one of the revolutionary of French Revolution of 1789, he was a lawyer (by profession) from Arras. Eugene De Rastignac was also moved to Madame Vaquer’s house in order to ...
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Was “The Dear Departed” influenced by Balzac’s “Father Goriot”?

Honore de Balzac’s masterpiece “Father Goriot” tells the story of a father who loves his two beautiful daughters as forms of God. The daughters, Delphine and Anastasie, didn’t ever truly cared for ...