The Works of Honore de Balzac Volumes 1-14 out of 18:Volume I: The Magic Skin, The Quest of the Absolute, and Other StoriesVolume II: About Catherine De' Medici, Seraphita, and Other StoriesVolume III: Eugenie Grandet, Ursule Mirouet, and Other StoriesVolume IV: At the Sign of the Cat and Racket, A Bachelor's Establishment, and Other StoriesVolume V: A Daughter of Eve, A Woman of Thirty, and Other StoriesVolume VI: A Marriage Settlement, Modeste Mignon, and Other StoriesVolume VII: Beatrix, The Jealousies of a Country Town, and The Commission in LunacyVolume IX: The Lily of the Valley, The Country Doctor, and Other StoriesVolume X: The Country Parson and Albert Savarus, The PeasantryVolume XII: Scenes from a Courtesan's Life and The Government ClerksVolume XIII: The Thirteen, Father Goriot, and Other StoriesVolume XIV: The Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau and The Middle ClassesVolume XV: The Chouans, The Gondreville Mystery, and Other StoriesVolume XVI: The Member for Arcis, The Seamy Side of History, and Other StoriesAuthor: Honore de BalzacIntro: George SaintsburyDate: 1901Avil Publishing Company: PhiladelphiaSize: 8.25 x 5.75 inches eachUniversity EditionHardcover
Honore de Balzac was a 19th century French novelist and playwright known as one of the founders of realism in European literature. His works often show an unfiltered representation of society and include multi-faceted characters.
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Good, dark blue cloth over boards, with paper title labels to spines. Darkening, occasional chipping, and occasional rubbing to labels, with dimming to gilt lettering. Moderate edgewear to each volume, with bumping to corners and mild fraying to heads and tails of spines. Mild dust spotting, scattered rubbing, and cover wear to each volume. Top edges gilt. Occasional small stain to edges of text blocks. Previous owner's name to Volume II's front free endpaper. Printed tissue guarded frontispieces and tissue guarded illustrations to each volume. All bindings sound. Occasional small tear to tissue guard and occasional toning to pages, else all pages clean and unmarked. Overall, a solid set of the majority of the volumes in this collection of works of French playwright and novelist Honore de Balzac.