The following personages appear in other stories of
the Human Comedy.
Carigliano, Marechal, Duc de
At the Sign of the Cat and Racket
Lanty, Comte de
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...