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Droll Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

Honore de Balzac

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ISBN 10: 0486786412 / ISBN 13: 9780486786414
Published by Dover Publications, 2014
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Title: Droll Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

Publisher: Dover Publications

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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Droll Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) [paperback] Balzac, Honore de [Dec 17, 2014]

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Balzac's Contes Drolatiques, published in three installments in the 1830s, offers a lively and lusty portrait of sixteenth-century French life and manners. These thirty stories in the tradition of Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Rabelais were claimed by the author to have originated in manuscripts from the abbeys of Touraine. Abounding in episodes of good-humored licentiousness, the tales scandalized Balzac's contemporaries and continue to delight modern readers.
French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) was a founder of realism in European literature. An inspiration to Proust, Dickens, Faulkner, Dostoyevsky, and countless others, Balzac wrote works that were hailed for their multifaceted characters and exquisite attention to detail. This edition's excellent translation was the first to make Contes Drolatiques available to English-speaking readers.
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