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About the Author: Honoré de Balzac

Honor de Balzac was a nineteenth century French novelist and playwright His magnum opus was a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Com die humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napol on Bonaparte in 1815.Due to his keen observation of fine detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature He is renowned for his multi faceted characters even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities His writing influenced many famous authors, including the novelists Marcel Proust, mile Zola, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, Henry James and Jack Kerouac, as well as important philosophers such as Friedrich Engels Many of Balzac s works have been made into films, and they continue to inspire other writers.An enthusiastic reader and independent thinker as a child, Balzac had trouble adapting himself to the teaching style of his grammar school His willful nature caused trouble throughout his life, and frustrated his ambitions to succeed in the world of business When he finished school, Balzac was apprenticed as a legal clerk, but he turned his back on law after wearying of its inhumanity and banal routine Before and during his career as a writer, he attempted to be a publisher, printer, businessman, critic, and politician He failed in all of these efforts La Com die Humaine reflects his real life difficulties, and includes scenes from his own experience.Balzac suffered from health problems throughout his life, possibly due to his intense writing schedule His relationship with his family was often strained by financial and personal drama, and he lostthan one friend over critical reviews In 1850, he married Ewelina Ha ska, his longtime paramour he passed away five months later.



10 thoughts on “An Episode Under The Terror

  1. says:

    A short, quick read even for me The opening scene seems intended to fill the reader with fear, and Balzac does a pretty good job of it I feel repetitious in saying the ending is filled with irony This is too short, however, for a long review It is quite good and worth the 45 minutes I spent But at 45 minutes I can award only 3 stars.


  2. says:

    Publicado em 1831, esse conto abre o volume 12 da Com dia Humana e faz parte da subdivis o Estudos de Costumes Cenas da Vida Pol tica.A a o se passa no ano de 1793 e inicia se com uma senhora caminhando de forma furtiva pelas ruas mais sombrias de Paris, aparentemente sendo seguida Estamos no ano do terror, logo seu temor se justifica Ao final a identidade do perseguidor se revela, assim como uma d vi


  3. says:

    Balzac Always a completely satisfying read Glad he sat down to write What a pleasure reading his words.


  4. says:

    An interesting eighteen page short story involving both sides of the French Revolution Two nuns and a priest are offered sanctuary and a place to hide by a mysterious stranger during the Reign of Terror under Robespiere which following the execution of Louis XVI The identity of their benefactor is unknown, and they initially suspect him of being a spy who would turn them in to the Jacobins As it turns out,


  5. says:

    Set in January 1793, just after the execution of Louis XVI, Honor de Balzac s An Episode Under the Terror shares a time period with such works as Les Chouans and Christ in Flanders Like the former, it deals explicitly with the Revolution and with class and social relations, and with the latter it shares themes, like class and religion While justifiably considered part of the Sc nes de la vie politique it raise


  6. says:

    A short story first published anonymously in 1830 and thus among Balzac s earliest works, this was considerably modified in 1845 when it was incorporated in the division Sc nes de la vie politique of the Com die humaine The description under the terror is somewhat premature, as it begins right after the execution of Louis XVI it opens with a mysterious stranger following an old woman through the streets, and it s


  7. says:

    One of my favorites in Le Comedie humaine, this short story tells the tale of of hunted priest and nuns during the Reign of Terror in 1794 One cold night, they get a surprising visitor who ask for a surprising favor.


  8. says:

    Has there ever been a writer ofvariable quality than Balzac I really didn t enjoy The Chouans at all, and then this comes along I m following the suggested reading order from the Balzac Yahoo Group and it is a superb piece of work Short, yes, but worthy of 5 stars in every respect.


  9. says:

    Mmm. Not my favorite.


  10. says:

    A well written short story, very atmospheric, with a twist at the finish.


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