Balzac

[ bawl-zak, bal-; French bal-zak ]
/ ˈbɔl zæk, ˈbæl-; French balˈzak /

noun

Ho·no·ré de [on-uh-rey duh; French aw-naw-rey duh] /ˌɒn əˈreɪ də; French ɔ nɔˈreɪ də/, 1799–1850, French novelist.
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Balzac

/ (ˈbælzæk, French balzak) /

noun

Honoré de (ɔnɔre də). 1799–1850, French novelist: author of a collection of novels under the general title La Comédie humaine, including Eugénie Grandet (1833), Le Père Goriot (1834), and La Cousine Bette (1846)
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