Honore De Balzac (20 March 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. He is one of founder of literary realism in European literature. His work had 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. “Colonel Chabert” (“Le Colonel Chabert”) is a novella by Honore De Balzac, included in The Human Comedy and published in 1832. Hyacianthe Chabert, Colonel was recorded as dead in the Battle of Eylay. But he survived and now he faces with the problem of regaining his name and money which was inherited to his widow. Let's read and get to know a story of Colonel Chabert.