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The Resource Balzac: a biography

Balzac: a biography

Label
Balzac: a biography
Title
Balzac: a biography
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first major English biography of Balzac for over fifty years. 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. He was a relentless seducer whose successes were as spectacular as his catastrophes; a passionate collector, inventor, explorer and political campaigner; a mesmerizing story-teller with the power to make his fantasies come true. Graham Robb takes us through his early literary disappointments, his struggle against poverty, and the lurid commercial novels in which he learnt his trade. Robb shows how Balzac's craving for wealth, fame, and happiness produced a series of hare-brained entrepreneurial schemes which took him to the remotest parts of Europe, a love affair with a Polish countess whom he courted for fifteen years by correspondence, and some of the finest novels in the Realist tradition
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robb, Graham
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Balzac, Honoré de
  • Novelists, French
Label
Balzac: a biography
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-492)-and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 521 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780330332378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Balzac: a biography
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-492)-and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 521 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780330332378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      Chatham Street, Liverpool, L7 7BD, GB
      53.403069 -2.963723
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