Marx-Engels Correspondence 1852

Engels to Marx


Source: Marx Engels On Literature and Art, Progress Publishers, 1976;
Transcribed: by Andy Blunden;

October 4, 1852

What can one say about a little man who, when he reads a novel by Balzac for the first time (and the Cabinet des antiques or Père Goriot at that), is infinitely superior and speaks of it with the greatest contempt as something commonplace that has been known for a long time.