Honore de Balzac born 1799, died 1850. French Novelist. La Duchesse de Langeais orginally published in 1834.
Lily Rafii Says
I'm drawn to classic literature. My favorite is La Duchesse de Langeais by Balzac, which is one of the most compelling love stories ever written. Balzac's meticulous descriptions unearth the true nature of love—and it's romantic, but not sappy.