PERSEVERANCE IN LOVE
During the first years of the thirteenth century after
the coming of our Divine Saviour there happened in
the City of Paris an amorous adventure, through the
deed of a man of Tour...
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...