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Honore de Balzac
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A Daughter of Eve [Une fille d'Ève](1838-39)
Honore de Balzac
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Physiology of Marriage [Physiologie du Mariage] (1829). Variant translation: "It is as absurd to deny that is possible for a man always to love the same woman, as it would be to affirm that some famous musician needed several violins in order to execute a piece of music or compose a charming melody."


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Honore de Balzac
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Born: May 20, 1799

Died: August 18, 1850 (aged 51)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Novelist

Bio: Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon.

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