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 of 1819 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.
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Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780199538751 Number of pages: 304 Weight: 214 g Dimensions: 195 x 129 x 15 mm
Pere Goriot is one of the masterpieces of European literature. It is about an old man, Pere Goriot, and his two selfish daughters, Anastasie and Delphine. Both has used his fortune as a springboard to marry into...
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