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Literary Classics
Balzac
Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  Arts  |  August 10, 2017

This is the story of Honore de Balzac, the remarkable French novelist whose greatest work was written during a time of turmoil and division between the conservative and revolutionary factions of post-Napoleonic France. Balzac's miserable childhood was followed by a life blighted by illness and debt and perhaps it was this more than anything that encouraged a phenomenal work rate and output? Some 85 novels in 20 years. Quantity however did not compromise quality and such works as Les Derniers Chouans, Le Pere Goriot, Les Illusions Perdue and Les Paysans have become classics which have been translated into many languages.

This is the story of Honore de Balzac, the remarkable French novelist whose greatest work was written during a time of turmoil and division between the conservative and revolutionary factions of post-Napoleonic France. Balzac's miserable childhood was followed by a life blighted by illness and debt and perhaps it was this more than anything that encouraged a phenomenal work rate and output? Some 85 novels in 20 years. Quantity however did not compromise quality and such works as Les Derniers Chouans, Le Pere Goriot, Les Illusions Perdue and Les Paysans have become classics which have been translated into many languages.

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