Revue Parisienne

184090 x 130 mm

ORIGINAL EDITIONS and complete collection of the 3 issues published.


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ORIGINAL EDITIONS and complete collection of the 3 issues published.

The costly failure of The Paris Chronicle did not prevent Balzac from accepting, in 1839, the offer of Armand Dutacq, director of the major daily newspaper Le Siècleto finance a small monthly magazine.  La Revue parisienne was supposed to serve the interests of the feuilletoniste Balzac, like the journals of Alexandre Dumas and Eugène Sue.
Balzac directed and wrote almost all of La Revue Parisiennepolitical and literary publications, including Z. Marcas, which was integrated into the Sscenes from political life from The Human Comedyin August 1846.

A few literary critics, some of them very acerbic, "Monsieur de Latouche has neither the art of preparing scenes, nor that of drawing characters, of forming contrasts, of sustaining interest".also enabled Balzac to attack his natural enemy Saint-Beuve, who 'has the petrifying idea of restoring the boring genre. On one point, this author deserves to be praised: he does himself justice, he goes little into the world and spreads boredom only through his pen"..  La Revue Parisienne will also be remembered for publishing one of the first glowing reviews of The Charterhouse of Parma : "Monsieur Stendhal wrote a book in which the sublime bursts forth from chapter to chapter".

Very low sales led to the early demise of the magazine, which ran for just three issues.

A copy bound in the last quarter of the 19th century.

Number 1: pages 1 to 140. July 1840
Number 2: pages 141 to 268. August 1840
Number 3: pages 269 to 396. September 1840

Paris,To the Parisienne magazine,1840.1Small In-12, Bound,90 x 130 mm,396 pp.

Bound in contemporary style. Olive half-chagrin, mottled cloth. Spine ribbed, gilt fillets, gilt titles. Crack in one spine.


Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de BalzacHe was born Honoré Balzac in Tours on 20 May 1799 and died in Paris on 18 August 1850.

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