Honore de Balzac was one of the greatest storytellers who ever lived, and now at last he has a biography that tells his story in a way Balzac himself would have loved with all the ambiguities, the flaws, the illusions and myths, the realities of street and salon, the loves and affairs, and above all the imperishable stories that still have the power to make us laugh out loud in one minute and weep in the next. Robb has given us a splendid tale, meticulously researched, lovingly put together, and beautifully told. Those who know Balzac will not be able to put his book down; those who don t know him will rush from this biography to the literary treasures created by the writer Robb describes for us in prose that does justice to its subject. Richard Marius, author of Thomas More: A Biography
Author: Graham Robb Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Published: 01/01/1996 Pages: 576 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.81lbs Size: 8.46h x 6.03w x 1.38d ISBN: 9780393313871
Review Citation(s): Publishers Weekly 10/30/1995
About the Author Robb, Graham: - Graham Robb is the author of three prize-winning biographies, each selected as New York Times Best Books. His most recent works, The Discovery of Middle Earth, Parisians, and The Discovery of France have earned several awards. He lives on the Anglo-Scottish border.