One day, about the middle of July 1838, one of the
carriages, then lately introduced to Paris cabstands,
and known as Milords, was driving down the
Rue de l’Universite, conveying a ...
The French novelist Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) was the first writer to use fiction to convey the total social scene prevailing within one country at a particular period in its history. Common...
Had Balzac been a less masterful novelist, the disreputably profligate fraud in him might have overwhelmed his artistry. Still, the other Balzac, the artist, is tainted by his well-earned reputation f...