Montblanc Writers Series Honoré de Balzac Ballpoint Pen
Montblanc's Honoré de Balzac Ballpoint Pen's main inspiration for the design of the Writers Edition comes from the Dandyism of 19th century European society, epitomized by the aesthetic decadence and individual elegance. The precious black resin and grey lacquer barrel recalls the typical cutaway trousers favored by Parisian gentlemen. The oversized pen mirrors Balzac's bold stature; the clip with turquoise lacquering on top echoes his richly decorated walking cane. Platinum and gold-plated rings encircle the instrument with simple to sophisticated designs that refer to the emerging classes in French society, often a central theme in the author's works.
Montblanc Writers Series Honoré de Balzac Ballpoint Pen Features:
- Precious black resin and grey lacquer barrel
- Clip with turquoise lacquering on top
- Platinum and gold-plated rings encircle the instrument with simple to sophisticated designs
- Pays tribute to the novelist and playwright collectively known as La Comédie Humaine
- Oversized pen mirrors Balzac's bold stature
- 5 3/8 X 2 inches
Regarded as one of the greatest novelists of all time, few writers have been as influential as French literary artist Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850). Montblanc's Writers Edition 2013 celebrates the epic contribution to world literature of this 19th century visionary. This collection of limited edition writing instruments pays tribute to the novelist and playwright who delivered an opus of nearly 100 novels and plays collectively known as La Comédie Humaine. Regarded as the father of realism, Balzac is admired for his vivid portrayal of 19th century society with all the complex characters, objects and environments that made up this rapidly changing world. A simple reminder of the genius and pioneering work for which Honoré de Balzac is being honored with Montblanc's Writers Edition 2013.