Cromwell (tragedy)

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Cromwell is an 1820 verse tragedy by Honoré de Balzac. When it was finished, it was reviewed by a man named Andrieux, the former tutor of Eugène Surville, Balzac's sister. On the manuscript, Andrieux wrote: "The author should do anything he likes, but not literature."[1]


  1. ^ Quoted in Robb, 60.


  • Robb, Graham (1994). Balzac: A Biography. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-03679-0.