The Unknown Masterpiece And Other Stories by Honore BalzacThe Unknown Masterpiece And Other Stories by Honore Balzac

The Unknown Masterpiece And Other Stories

byHonore Balzac

Paperback | December 28, 2011

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Five of the author's most highly regarded stories, newly translated, appear in this choice collection: the title story, an examination of the conflict between an artist's commitment to his work and his obligations to others; "An Episode During the Terror," a contrast of material poverty and spiritual riches; "Facino Cane"; "The Revolutionary Conscript"; and "A Passion in the Desert."
Born on May 20, 1799, Honore de Balzac is considered one of the greatest French writers of all time. Balzac studied in Paris and worked as a law clerk while pursuing an unsuccessful career as an author. He soon accumulated enormous debts that haunted him most of his life. A prolific writer, Balzac would often write for 14 to-16 hours a...
Title:The Unknown Masterpiece And Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:December 28, 2011Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486406490

ISBN - 13:9780486406497

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French society is the topic of choice in this remarkable masterpiece. The Unknown Masterpiece and Other Stories is the best of Honore de Balzac’s short stories. Although he was best known for his novels, Balzac was also a master of the short story. This is a perfect introduction to Balzac’s work for readers unfamiliar with this literary legend.