Who is Honore De Balzac

Honoré de Balzac ( BAL-zak, more commonly US: BAWL-, French: [ɔnɔʁe d(ə) balzak]; born Honoré Balzac; 20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus.

Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well; the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities. His writing influenced many famous writers, includi...
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Quotesme_: "power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true" -honore de balzac
Abroad_friends: “love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity.” ― honore de balzac
Ifinestquotes: "power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true" -honore de balzac
Sharetw_: "power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true" -honore de balzac
Motivappbot: when you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt. [honore de balzac]
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This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

[Addressed to Charles Lamb, of the India House, London]

In the June of 1797 some long-expected friends paid a visit
to the author's cottage; and on the morning of their arrival,
he met with an accident, which disabled him from walking
during the whole time of their stay. One evening, when they
had left him for a few hours, he composed the following
lines in the garden-bower.
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