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London: Athlone Press, 1959. Kanes, Martin, ed. Critical Essays on Honoré de Balzac. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1990. Marceau, Félicien. Balzac and His World. 1966. Reprint. : Greenwood Press, 1976. Maurois, André. Prometheus: The Life of Balzac. 1966. Reprint. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1983. Mileham, James W. : French Forum, 1982. Prendergast, Christopher. Balzac: Fiction and Melodrama. London: E. Arnold, 1978. Robb, Graham. Balzac: A Life. New York: Norton, 1995. Tilby, Michael, ed. Balzac. London: Longman, 1995.
Bentley E. C. Bentley Born: London, England; July 10, 1875 Died: London, England; March 30, 1956 Also wrote as • E. Clerihew Type of plot • Amateur sleuth Principal series • Philip Trent, 1913-1938. Principal series character • Philip Trent has become famous by his early thirties for publicly solving crimes in the columns of The Record. A successful painter, he is by no means arty, and despite a love of poetry, he has the enviable knack of getting along with all sorts of people. He was the ideal young Englishman of his day and remains remarkably credible still.
Alarms and Epitaphs: The Art of Eric Ambler. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1993. Robert L. Berner Honoré de Balzac Honoré de Balzac Born: Tours, France; May 20, 1799 Died: Paris, France; August 18, 1850 Also wrote as • Lord R’Hoone • Horace de Saint-Aubin Types of plot • Espionage • police procedural • psychological • thriller • inverted Contribution • Honoré de Balzac wrote his fictional works as the selfappointed secretary of French society. It was natural, therefore, that he should consider the police (both political and judicial), this newest and most efficient branch of modern, autocratic governments.