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Honoré de Balzac's Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes, translated either as The Splendors and Miseries of Courtesans or as A Harlot High and Low, was published in four parts from 1838-1847: Esther Happy (Esther heureuse, 1838) What Love Costs an Old Man (À combien l’amour revient aux vieillards, 1843) The End of Evil Ways (Où mènent les mauvais chemins, 1846) The Last Incarnation of Vautrin (La Dernière incarnation de Vautrin, 1847)It continues the story of Lucien de Rubempré, who was a main character in Illusions perdues, a preceding Balzac novel. Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes forms part of Balzac's La Comédie humaine.
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part of: Scenes from Parisian life
part of the series: La Comédie humaine
original title: Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes
language: French
date of publication: 1838
genre: novel
narrative location: Paris
characters: Vautrin, Lucien Chardon, Eugène de Rastignac

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