|Plot Summary of Balzac: A Biography|
|" Honore de Balzac was born in Tours in 1799. The family name did not include the 'de,' Balzac added that later in life because he thought it had more prestige. At seventeen he began to study law, but decided against a legal career three years later. He tried his hand at writing, and after an unsuccessful start, he began publishing regularly. A prolific writer, he published some three hundred works during the later part of his life.
Much interested in the ladies, he married a Russian Countess late in life and died a few months after the marriage in 1850."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Balzac: A Biography|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- 19th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- More 6-10 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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