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Honoré de
[on-uh-rey duh;; French aw-naw-rey duh] /ˌɒn əˈreɪ də;; French ɔ nɔˈreɪ də/ (Show IPA), 1799–1850, French novelist.
Contemporary Examples

So any list of the “essential” Balzac inevitably omits a handful of great works.
Happy Birthday, Balzac: The Essential Novels Ronald K. Fried May 19, 2013

As I said, Balzac wrote about an epoch that is curiously like our own.
Happy Birthday, Balzac: The Essential Novels Ronald K. Fried May 19, 2013

It has already been compared to Citizen Kane, The Godfather, and Balzac.
The Best-Reviewed Movie of the Year The Daily Beast September 25, 2010

He was the great explicator of Mexico City, as Dickens had been with London and Balzac for Paris.
Learning From Carlos Fuentes, One Year On Ethan Shaskan Bumas May 14, 2013

Balzac was the great novelist of money, social climbing, and power.
Happy Birthday, Balzac: The Essential Novels Ronald K. Fried May 19, 2013

Historical Examples

For, as Balzac truly remarked, Chopin was less a musician than une ame qui se rend sensible.
Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician Frederick Niecks

It is as easy to sit in Shakespeare’s brain and think from there, as it is from Balzac’s.
The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris

These are still under the illusion that Balzac is a wicked writer.
Suspended Judgments John Cowper Powys

I open, for example, any one of half a dozen French studies of Balzac.
The American Mind Bliss Perry

Balzac returns to this subject so often and so emphatically that one half believes him to be the victim of his own mystification.
Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.) Leslie Stephen

Honoré de (ɔnɔre də). 1799–1850, French novelist: author of a collection of novels under the general title La Comédie humaine, including Eugénie Grandet (1833), Le Père Goriot (1834), and La Cousine Bette (1846)


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