"All the great novelists like Thackeray and Dickens and Balzac"

 

Balzac - painting from daguerrotype by Bisson (1842)
Public DomainBalzac - painting from daguerrotype by Bisson (1842) - Credit: Louis-Auguste Bisson

HONORÉ DE BALZAC was a French novelist and dramatist.

One of his major achievements was a work entitled La Comédie humaine which consists of almost a 100 novels, plays, and short stories.

Amongst the novels, Eugénie Grandet (1833) was a particular success, and is considered one of his finest works.