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Title: The Illustrious Gaudissart / the Muse of the Department
Description: London, Caxton. 1898. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Caxton Edition with illustrations. Gilt title and motif on green cloth boards. Boards are clean with a minor mark to spine and rear and a little wear to spine tail. Internally there is age darkening to endpapers, the occasional spots of light foxing else clean, tight and unmarked. Top edge gilt. Fore and lower edges uncut. 336 pages. Provincial Life. Balzac's magnum opus of novels, short stories and plays which present French life after the fall of Napoleon I in 1815. A founding work of 'Realism' in literature which influenced many writers including Émile Zola, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, Henry James. La Comédie Humaine remained unfinished at the time of his death in 1850 as Balzac had planned to include more works. Very Good/No Jacket.

Keywords: Comedie Humaine

Price: GBP 12.00 = appr. US$ 17.14 Seller: Goldring Books
- Book number: 010497

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