Honora de Balzac is considered the founder of social realism. Balzac was the first writer to write about the all social levels on the social scene in France. His vast collection of works encompasses the Restoration period and the July Monarchy. La Comedie Humaine was written from 1799 to1850 and is a multi-volume collection of interlinked novels and stories depicting French society. This collection contains 95 novels, stories, and essays. A daughter of Eve is the 14th book in the Scenes from Private Life section.