Balzac
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Balzac

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Graham Robb has produced a masterpiece of literary biography in which Balzac bursts into life on every page. The living manifestation of the colourful and varied world he described, yet at the same time its most astonishing exception, Balzac is the perfect subject for biography. Robb skilfully interweaves the life with the work to paint an indelible and brilliantly compelling portrait of one of the great tragicomic heroes of the nineteenth century, a man whose influence both in and outside his native France has been and is still immense. 'Graham Robb does a superb job in bringing Balzac to life in all his preposterousness, while still letting us appreciate his genius' Sunday Independent 'Robb's Balzac is a fine achievement: an impressive work of scholarship and an enormously enjoyable read. In a well-paced narrative, he blends solid evidence with amusing anecdote, patient evaluation with witty aside' Guardianshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 521 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 38mm | 381.02g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated, New edition
  • Illustrated, New
  • facsimiles, portraits
  • 0330320157
  • 9780330320153
  • 600,448

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72 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
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3 25% (18)
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