Droll Stories

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      “Droll Stories” by Honoré de Balzac is a collection of ribald and satirical tales set in medieval France, filled with humor, wit, and irreverence. Balzac, a prolific French novelist and playwright, penned these tales in the mid-19th century as a departure from his more serious literary works, aiming to entertain and amuse his readers with bawdy and risqué narratives. Through a series of colorful characters and outrageous scenarios, Balzac explores the foibles and follies of human nature, offering a humorous and often scathing commentary on the society of his time.


      Each story in “Droll Stories” is a rollicking adventure filled with mischief, romance, and absurdity, showcasing Balzac’s talent for satire and keen observation of human behavior. Balzac’s irreverent humor and sharp wit shine through in his playful retellings of popular folklore and legends, infusing the stories with a sense of irrepressible joy and spontaneity.

      Published in 1832, “Droll Stories” caused a sensation upon its release, scandalizing some readers with its frank portrayal of sexuality and social mores. Although contemporary moralists criticized the collection, it has since garnered acclaim for its wit, charm, and irreverent spirit. Balzac’s “Droll Stories” continues to captivate readers with its timeless humor and its insightful commentary on the human condition, reaffirming its status as a classic work of literature that transcends the boundaries of time and culture.

      Numbered eBooks: 232

      Number of Unique Covers: 41

      Number of 1:1 Covers: 22

      The Theme of Human Nature

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      The Satirical Jester

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      The Brother-in-Arms

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      Publisher : Book.io

      Series : Banned Book-A-Day

      First Publication Date : 1832

      Author : Honoré de Balzac

      Genres: Classics, Fiction, Humor, Satire, Short Story

      Language : English

      Word Count : 200,000

      Format : DEA (Decentralized Encrypted Asset)

      Read On : Book.io eReader dApp

      Cover Art : Includes 4K hi-resolution book cover

      Cardano Retail Price : 39 ADA

      Purchase Limit: 2

      Cardano Policy ID : aeef52023c33b5ca85f88bbdcef315c62e1eecbb83a61783d965a3c1

      Author Info

      Honoré de Balzac

      Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) revolutionized French literature with his intricate and realistic portrayal of society in the 19th century. Born in Tours, France, Balzac showed an early interest in writing, which eventually led him to create an extensive collection of interlinked novels and stories known as "La Comédie Humaine." This ambitious project aimed to depict the vast complexity of human life and society, spanning various social classes, professions, and personal relationships. Balzac's k… Read More