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. “Cousin Betty” (“La Cousine Bette”) is a novel by Honore De Balzac, included in The Human Comedy and published in 1846. This story about Mme. Hulot's cousin, Bette (also called Lisbeth) whose parents was successful and the girl was a beautiful one. Let's read this fascinating story written by Honore De Balzac in his own full of realism style.