The Balzac Yahoo group was created in honor of the bicentennial of Balzac’s birth. We finished a complete reading of La Comedie Humaine in May, 2012. This site is a space for us to share summaries and the wealth of information we compiled.
Individual summaries may be accessed by clicking on the title in the Story Index or the Publication Chronology.
In addition to summaries and Introductions by George Saintsbury, you’ll find a list of characters appearing in more than one story and the stories in which they appear plus a suggested reading order based on the book by William Hobart Royce.
Please feel free to make comments on any of the stories or other items. We love to talk about Balzac and his works.
Now that we have finished our group read and discussion of the entire La Comedie Humaine, there will be very few posts here but the most recent ones can always viewed by clicking on the title under Recent Posts or the current month in the Archives.
For more information or further discussion, visit the Group Site.
Read Balzac’s Author’s Introduction from July, 1842.