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Maitre Cornelius

By: Honore de Balzac
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Maitre Cornelius" by Honoré de Balzac is a captivating historical fiction novella that transports readers to medieval France. Balzac, a master of French literature, weaves a tale of mystery and intrigue surrounding the enigmatic figure of Maitre Cornelius. Set against the backdrop of the Renaissance period, the novella delves into the complexities of religion, betrayal, and revenge within the nobility. As the plot unfolds, secrets lurk in the shadows, driving the narrative forward with a sense of urgency and suspense. Balzac skillfully blends elements of mystery with rich historical detail, painting a vivid portrait of medieval society and its intricacies. At its core, "Maitre Cornelius" is a story of deception and redemption, where characters grapple with their inner demons and external forces. Balzac's exploration of the human psyche amidst the backdrop of medieval France captivates readers, drawing them into a world of political intrigue and personal vendettas. Through its exploration of nobility and secrecy, "Maitre Cornelius" stands as a testament to Balzac's storytelling prowess and enduring legacy in the realm of French literature.

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Honore de Balzac

Honore de Balzac was a French dramatist and novelist who lived from May 20, 1799, to August 18, 1850. Most people consider the unique sequence La Comedie humaine, which offers a glimpse into post-Napoleonic French life, to be his greatest work. As one of the pioneers of realism in European literature, Balzac is recognized for his astute attention to detail and his raw portrayal of society. His characters are well known for having multiple facets; even his less prominent ones are nuanced, ethically gray, and completely human. Even inanimate objects acquire personality; Paris, which serves as the setting for a large portion of his writing, acquires human characteristics. Numerous well-known authors were affected by his work, including the novelists Émile Zola, Charles Dickens, Marcel Proust, Gustave Flaubert, and Henry James, as well as the directors Jacques Rivette and François Truffaut. Writers still find inspiration in Balzac's novels, many of which have been adapted into motion pictures. According to James, he is "really the father of us all." Honoré de Balzac was born into a family that wanted to be respected for their hard work and dedication. His father, Bernard-François Balssa, was raised in Tarn, a province in southern France, as one of eleven children of an artisan family.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 60 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363057321
  • ISBN-13: 9789363057326
  • Item Weight: 78g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.81mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / General