Balzac Honoré de

Bal·zac

 (bôl′zăk′, băl′-, bäl-zäk′), Honoré de 1799-1850.
French writer and a founder of the realist school of fiction who portrayed the panorama of French society in a body of works known collectively as La comédie humaine.

Bal·zac′i·an (-zăk′ē-ən) adj.