The Quest of the Absolute
The Quest of the Absolute (French: La Recherche de l'absolu) is a novel by Honoré de Balzac. 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.
|Author||Honoré de Balzac|
|Original title||La Recherche de l'absolu|
|Series||La Comédie humaine|
The astronomer Ernest Laugier helped Balzac in the use of chemical terminology in this novel.
- The Quest of the Absolute (Ellen Marriage trans., 1895) at the Internet Archive
- Scott Sprenger, "In the End Was the Word: Balzac's Modernist Absolute," Anthropoetics VII, no. 1 Spring/ Summer 2001.