74 pp., 6 x 9, appends., notes
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9037-0
Published: January 1961
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Balzac made a conscious effort in Comedie Humaine to multiply the reappearance, from book to book, of some of his characters. This careful analysis of nearly six-hundred reappearing characters shows that some appear only briefly, in no significant role; others play important parts; and some become principals in later action.