Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac (May 20, 1799-August 18, 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. He is most remembered for his short stories and novels, collected under the title, La Comédie Humaine, which describes French life after the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte.

 The Purse

 Droll Stories—Volume 1

 Droll Stories—Volume 2

 The Hated Son

 The Lesser Bourgeoisie



 The Vicar of Tours


 A Prince of Bohemia



 A Daughter of Eve

 A Woman of Thirty

 A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

 Catherine De Medici

 Domestic Peace

 The Collection of Antiquities

 An Old Maid

 The Firm of Nucingen


 Modeste Mignon

 Two Poets

 Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

 An Historical Mystery


 Pierre Grassou

 The Commission in Lunacy

 Secrets of the Princesse De Cadignan


 Madame Firmiani



 Melmoth Reconciled

 Father Goriot

 The Marriage Contract

 Eve and David

 Albert Savarus

 Eugenie Grandet

 Cousin Pons

 The Elixir of Life

 The Exiles

 The Deputy of Arcis

 A Man of Business

 Maitre Cornelius


 Z. Marcas

 La Grande Breteche

 The Deserted Woman


 Sons of the Soil

 The Country Doctor

 The Hidden Masterpiece

 Massimilla Doni

 The Red Inn

 At the Sign of the Cat & Racket

 A Second Home

 Unconscious Comedians

 The Girl with the Golden Eyes

 The Village Rector

 The Alkahest


 Colonel Chabert

 Cousin Betty

 The Muse of the Department

 The Lily of the Valley

 Letters of Two Brides

 Scenes from a Courtesan’s Life

 The Duchesse De Langeais

 The Brotherhood of Consolation

 A Start in Life

 The Chouans

 The Human Comedy: Introductions and Appendix

 The Magic Skin

 Louis Lambert

 The Ball at Sceaux

 The Illustrious Gaudissart

 The Two Brothers

 Droll Stories—Volume 3

 A Drama on the Seashore

 La Grenadiere

 Another Study of Woman