Honore de Balzac

To honor one of the greatest novelists of all time, French literary artist Honore de Balzac (1799 – 1850), Montblanc introduces its Writers Edition 2013 celebrating the notable contribution to world literature of this 19th century visionary. Featuring a fountain pen, rollerball pen, ballpoint pen and mechanical pencil, this limited edition collection pays tribute to the novelist and playwright who delivered an opus of nearly 100 novels and plays collectively known as *La Comédie Humaine*.

The headlining writing instrument is the fountain pen, with the oversized shape of the pen mirroring Balzac*s bold stature; the clip embellished with turquoise lacquering on its top symbolizes the author*s richly decorated walking cane. The platinum and gold-plated rings encircling the pen, from a fairly simple one at the cone to a sophisticated design at the cap top, refer to the different classes that emerged in French society in the early 19th century, often a central theme in the works of Balzac. The pen is finished with Balzac*s initials lasered on the rhodium-plated 18kt gold nib, available in M, F and B widths. Piston Fill.

Year of Issue: 2013
Fountain Pens: 10,000*
Ballpoint Pens: 14,500*
Rollerball Pens: 8,400*
3-piece Sets: 1,100

* Includes pieces in 3-piece sets