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Balzac, Honore de

Born: 1799 AD
Died: 1850 AD, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Novelists


1799 - Born on the 20th of May in Tours, France.


1822 - The scandalous Vicaire des Ardennes, banned for its depiction of pseudo-incestuous.


1829 - Published collection Scènes de la vie privée (Scenes from Private Life).


1829 - Entered the mainstream as an author of full-length fiction.


1832 - Wrote novel in provincial settings Le curé de Tours (The Vicar of Tours).


1833 - Wrote Eugénie Grandet.


1835 - He wrote In Le Père Goriot (Old Father Goriot), his next big success.


1842 - Wrote the novel Ursule Mirouet.


1843 - His shorter pieces and novellas there followed notably Les Illusions perdues (Lost Illusions).


1844 - Honoré de Balzac wrote Modeste Mignon.


         - Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes (The Harlot High and Low), Le Cousin Pons.


1850 - Married Eveline Hanska in Berdyczów and three months later, Balzac died on 18th of August.





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