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Droll Stories (1961)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 141791193X, Paperback)1932. Balzac was originally trained as a lawyer before deciding his dream was to become a writer. He is now regarded as one of the creators of realism in literature and his huge production of novels and short stories are collected under the name La Comedie Humaine. This volume contains 30 of Balzac's tales split into three sections. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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Set in medieval Europe, these stories were Balzac's attempt to write in the great tradition of Rabelais and Boccaccio, to render the Middle Ages with a touch of raunchy humor, and to provide a delightful portrait of medieval France. Balzac took the old themes that had delighted his ancestors--the tales of faithless wives and confiding husbands, of monks incredibly endowed for amorous athleticism, of lusty wenches and adventurous lads, and of great bouts of eating and drinking.
An edition of this book was published by Skyhorse Publishing.
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