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The Resource Balzac's lives, by Peter Brooks

Balzac's lives, by Peter Brooks

Label
Balzac's lives
Title
Balzac's lives
Statement of responsibility
by Peter Brooks
Title variation
Balzacs lives
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Peter Brooks's Balzac's Lives is a biography like no other, a vivid and searching portrait of the great novelist that is based on a close examination of the extraordinary characters that throng his work. More than anyone, Balzac invented the nineteenth-century novel, with its interwoven plots and diverse and overlapping realities-political, economic, domestic, psychological. Indeed, Oscar Wilde went so far as to say that Balzac invented the nineteenth century! It was, above all, the wonderful, unforgettable, extravagant characters he dreamed up and made flesh-entrepreneurs, bankers, inventors, industrialists, poets, artists, bohemians of both sexes, journalists, aristocrats, politicians, prostitutes-that allowed Balzac to bring to life the dynamic forces of the new era that ushered in our own. Brooks singles out the capitalist Gobseck, the aspiring writer Lucien de Rubempré, the ambitious politician Rastignac, and the gay criminal mastermind Collin, among others, to disclose the secret workings of a great writer's inner world"--
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10925856
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Peter
Dewey number
843
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Balzac, Honoré de
  • Balzac, Honoré de
Target audience
adult
Label
Balzac's lives, by Peter Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why Balzac? -- Eugène de Rastignac -- Jean-Esther van Gobseck -- Antoinette de Langeais -- Raphaël de Valentin -- Lucien Chardon de Rubempré -- Jacques Collin -- Henriette de Mortsauf -- Colonel Chabert -- Marco Facino Cane and Friend -- Living in fictional lives
Control code
000067128864
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781681374499
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2020016060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1112379896
Label
Balzac's lives, by Peter Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why Balzac? -- Eugène de Rastignac -- Jean-Esther van Gobseck -- Antoinette de Langeais -- Raphaël de Valentin -- Lucien Chardon de Rubempré -- Jacques Collin -- Henriette de Mortsauf -- Colonel Chabert -- Marco Facino Cane and Friend -- Living in fictional lives
Control code
000067128864
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781681374499
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2020016060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1112379896

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