The Quest of the Absolute

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The Quest of the Absolute
Author Honoré de Balzac
Original title La Recherche de l'absolu
Illustrator Édouard Toudouze
Country France
Language French
Series La Comédie humaine
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The Quest of the Absolute (French: La Recherche de l'absolu) is a novel by Honoré de Balzac.[1] The novel first appeared in 1834, with seven chapter-divisions, as a Scène de la vie privée; was published by itself in 1839 by Charpentier; and took its final place as a part of the Comédie in 1845.

The astronomer Ernest Laugier helped Balzac in the use of chemical terminology in this novel.[2]


  1. ^ Hayward, Margaret (April 1973). "Review: Balzac et 'La Recherche de l'Absolu' , by Madeleine Fargeaud". Modern Language Review 68 (2): 416–422. 
  2. ^ "Quel est ce Laugier?". La Chronique Médicale 14: 405–407. 1907. 

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