P�ere Goriot

P�ere Goriot

Book - 2004
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A masterful study of a father whose sacrifices for his daughters have become a compulsion, this novel marks Balzac's 'real entrée' into La Comédie Humaine, his series of almost one hundred novels and short stories meant to depict 'the whole pell-mell of civilization.'
Publisher: New York : Signet Classics, c2004.
ISBN: 9780451529596
Branch Call Number: FICTION Balzac Honore 2004
Characteristics: xvii, 297 p. ;,18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Reed, Henry 1914-1986.
Alternative Title: P�ere Goriot.


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Set in 1819 in Paris, this classic examines human nature and society in Restoration France through the lives of three main characters: old "Father" Goriot, the criminal Vautrin and the law student Eugène de Rastignac.

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Jun 18, 2015

Started out interesting but due to time I didn't get to finish it. I will try to take it out up the road and enjoy it to the finish. He is such a noted writer and am honored to read one of his works.


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