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The Memoirs of Two Young Wives - by Honore De Balzac (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 272

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Format: Paperback

Publisher: New York Review of Books

Book theme: General

Author: Honore De Balzac

Language: English

Street Date: January 9, 2018
TCIN: 53068998
UPC: 9781681371252
Item Number (DPCI): 248-53-4769

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Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850), one of the greatest and most influential of novelists, was born in Tours and educated at the Collège de Vendôme and the Sorbonne. He began his career as a pseudonymous writer of sensational potboilers before achieving success with a historical novel, The Chouans. Balzac then conceived his great work, La Comédie humaine, an ongoing series of novels in which he set out to offer a complete picture of contemporary society and manners. Always working under an extraordinary burden of debt, Balzac wrote some eighty-five novels in the course of his last twenty years, including such masterpieces as Père Goriot, Eugénie Grandet,
Lost Illusions, and Cousin Bette. In 1850, he married Eveline Hanska, a rich Polish woman with whom he had long conducted an intimate correspondence. Three months later he died.

Jordan Stump is a professor of French at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; the author, most recently, of The Other Book: Bewilderments of Fiction; and the translator of some twenty works of (mostly) contemporary French prose by authors such as Marie NDiaye, Éric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, and Jean-Philippe Toussaint. His translation of Claude Simon's The Jardin des Plantes won the French-American Foundation's annual translation prize in 2001.

Morris Dickstein is a distinguished professor emeritus at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the author, most recently, of Dancing in the Dark, a cultural
history of the Great Depression, and Why Not Say What Happened, a memoir.

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