Definition of Balzac
1. Noun. French novelist; he portrays the complexity of 19th century French society (1799-1850).
Generic synonyms: Novelist
Derivative terms: Balzacian
Lexicographical Neighbors of Balzac
Literary usage of Balzac
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Quarterly Review by George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1907)
"ABOUT a dozen years ago it would not have been so very inexcusable to think that solid information as to Balzac was a mine nearly exhausted. ..."
2. Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature by Georg Morris Cohen Brandes (1906)
"XV Balzac OF the books published by Balzac in 1833 and 1834, two are especially ... To Balzac he is not the stereotyped comedy bourgeois, but a power-loving ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"For some years Balzac met his beloved at Baden, Wiesbaden, Brussels, Paris, ... The pair reached the house at Paris in the rue Fortunée, which Balzac hjj ..."
4. New Englander and Yale Review by Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight (1884)
"Balzac.*—The author of this modest little volume makes no pretension of having given anything like a full exhibition of the life and genius of the ..."