Broadcast: July 12, 1977
Added: May 02 2015
One day in the spring of 1833, French writer Honore de Balzac burst into his sister's home with the words "Salute me! I am well on the way to becoming a genius! He was not far from telling the truth... The last two decades of his life saw the creation of the human comedy, a world famous work comprising dozens of short stories and novels about life as he knew it, in nineteenth century France. The Colonel Chabert was originally written in 1832, just one year before his pronouncement of genius...