This thesis is a creative exploration of the literary world of the nineteenth century in France. It thus takes the form of a literary conversation between two of France’s greatest writers of the century, Honoré de Balzac and Guy de Maupassant, both of whom changed the face of French literature with their work. Within the context of this imaginative work, Balzac and Maupassant, who never got the chance to meet one another when they were alive, finally get to have an honest conversation with one another. They discuss such varied topics as the themes of their works, what they wished to accomplish by being a writer, what they admire about each other’s work, the textures of their personal lives, and even the impact of said personal lives on their work and how they became writers themselves. The dialogue ends with the ramification of their work for the modern day- how they conceive of their legacies, how they wish to be remembered, and how they think about their reception by not only the scholars who study their work, but by the reading public in general.