Welcome to all who enjoy the works of Honoré de Balzac!
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.
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.
This blog is the brainchild of Lisa Hill from ANZ LitLovers in Australia and Dagny a.k.a Madame Vauquer from the Vauquer Boarding House. Our wonderful volunteer contributors include Colin, Jim Paris, Josephine, Linnet, Mary, Merrie and Pamela B Thomas, who between them have made this blog into a valuable resource for anyone interested in the La Comedie Humaine.
PS If you are a fan of the works of Émile Zola, please visit our sister site The Books of Émile Zola.