LETTERS OF TWO BRIDES
Louise de Chaulieu to Renee de Maucombe.
Sweetheart, I too am free! And I am the first
too, unless you have written to Blois, at our swee...
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...