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Human Comedy, The

French La Comédie Humaine. a collected edition of tales and novels in 17 volumes (1842–48) by Honoré de Balzac. Unabridged
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  • A human comedy in the great sense, which no modern can afford not to hear.

    The New Society Walther Rathenau
  • Derision, which is so great a part of human comedy, has not spared the humours of children.

    The Children Alice Meynell
  • That existence itself is summed up in the volumes of his human comedy.

  • Yes, after those years it is the human comedy; it is the never-ending drama!

    The Pioneer Trail Alfred Lambourne
  • The following personages appear in other stories of the human comedy.

    The Duchesse de Langeais Honore de Balzac
  • He calls the entire series of his novels “The human comedy.”

    French Classics William Cleaver Wilkinson
  • In other words, he has no need of it, but simply takes it as one of the infinite functions of human comedy.

  • "Do not let us discuss such unpleasant possibilities;" and he continued to search the human comedy for a woman resembling Evelyn.

    Evelyn Innes George Moore
  • Before seeing the characters as they really are, we have seen them playing every rôle in the human comedy.

    The English Stage Augustin Filon

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