A Harlot High and Low (The Human Comedy) (Paperback)

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By Honore de Balzac, Rayner Heppenstall (Translated by), Rayner Heppenstall (Introduction by)
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Description


Finance, fashionable society, and the intrigues of the underworld and the police system form the heart of this powerful novel, which introduces the satanic genius Vautrin, one of the greatest villains in world literature.

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About the Author


The son of a civil servant, Honoré de Balzac was born in 1799 in Tours, France. After attending boarding school in Vendôme, he gravitated to Paris where he worked as a legal clerk and a hack writer, using various pseudonyms, often in collaboration with other writers. Balzac turned exclusively to fiction at the age of thirty and went on to write a large number of novels and short stories set amid turbulent nineteenth-century France. He entitled his collective works The Human Comedy. Along with Victor Hugo and Dumas père and fils, Balzac was one of the pillars of French romantic literature. He died in 1850, shortly after his marriage to the Polish countess Evelina Hanska, his lover of eighteen years.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780140442328
ISBN-10: 0140442324
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: December 30th, 1970
Pages: 560
Language: English
Series: The Human Comedy