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Human Comedy, The

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  1. (French La Comédie Humaine), a collected edition of tales and novels in 17 volumes (1842–48) by Honoré de Balzac.
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The Human Comedy

A series of novels by Honoré de Balzac. A forerunner of naturalism, The Human Comedy (or, La Comédie humaine, published in the 1830s and 1940s) portrays the complexity of French society.

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