Honore de Balzac

Honore de Balzac

Born: May 20, 1799

Died: August 18, 1850

Nationality: French

Occupation: Novelist

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: Physiology of Marriage [Physiologie du Mariage] (1829). Variant translation: "Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster which devours everything, that is, familiarity."

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