Articulated around the underground aspects of society, focusing in particular on the world of crime and prostitution, Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes is part of La Comédie humaine. Published between 1838 and 1847, it is distinguished by the impressive number of its characters, 273 in total. To write it, Honoré de Balzac was particularly inspired by several works such as Julien or the Freed Convict by Auguste Ricard, The Last Day of a Convict by Victor Hugo or Prostitution in the City of Paris by Parent-Duchâtelet. . The novel was adapted for television by Maurice Cazeneuve in 1975.
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