His magnum opus was a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which... Honoré de Balzac (/ˈbælzæk/ BAL-zak, more commonly US: /ˈbɔːl-/ BAWL-, French: [ɔnɔʁe d(ə) balzak]; born Honoré Balzac; 20 May 1799 - 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. Title: Sarrasine. Author: Honore de Balzac.
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