Honoré de Balzac

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Honoré de Balzac (born Honoré Balzac; 20 May 1799–18 August 1850) was a French author whose multi-volume collection of novels, La Comédie humaine, focused on the intersection between love and money. He mocked and criticized the bureaucratic mentality in his books,[1] through characters such as M. Poiret, the civil servant in Le Père Goriot. In fact, he wrote an entire book, Les Employes, whose title translates as The Bureaucrats.