Honore De Balzac (20 March 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. He is one of the founder of literary realism in European literature. His work had an influence on many writers such as Marcel Proust, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx. “La Comédie humaine” (The Human Comedy) is a collection of Honore De Balzac works which are describing French society in the time of the Restoration and the July Monarchy. “A Passion in the Desert” (“Une passion dans le désert”) is a novel by Honore De Balzac, included in The Human Comedy and published in 1830. Also, this novel was entered in the “Scènes de la vie militaire” stories about the war. Let's read and enjoy the fascinating style of Balzac's realism.