Père Goriot

Père Goriot

Book - 2009
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This is the tragic story of a father whose obsessive love for his two daughters leads to his financial and personal ruin. It is set against the background of a whole society driven by social ambition and lust for money. The detailed descriptions of both affluence and squalor in the Paris of1819 are an integral part of the drama played out by a wide range of characters, including the sinister but fascinating Vautrin. Unquestionably one of Balzac's finest novels, Pere Goriot still has the power to move the modern reader.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2009]
ISBN: 9780199538751
Characteristics: xxiv, 274 p. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Krailsheimer, A. J.


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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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