First meeting of Honoré de Balzac with the Countess Ewelina Hanska took place in 1833 in Neuchatel. The author of "Father Goriot" could not remain uninterested to her. After a few minutes of conversation, Mrs. Hanska already knew that she will not let this relationship ended on a single conversation. Soon their love was put to the test. Balzac and Mrs Hanska had to part up for seven years. Only thing left was correspondence, that upheld their feeling.