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Pere Goriot (Oxford World's Classics)

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Père Goriot is the tragic story of a father whose obsessive love for his two daughters leads to his financial and personal ruin. Interwoven with this theme is that of the impoverished young aristocrat, Rastignac, come to Paris from the provinces to make his fortune, who befriends Goriot and becomes involved with the daughters.

The story 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 cast, including the sinister but fascinating ex-convict Vautrin. Unquestionably one of Balzac's finest novels, Père Goriot still has the power to move the modern reader.

Synopsis:

This fine example of the French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial ruin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192835697
Translator:
Krailsheimer, A. J.
Author:
Krailsheimer, A. J.
Author:
Balzac, Honor� de
Author:
Balzac, Honor De
Author:
Balzac, Honor? de
Author:
de Balzac, Honore
Author:
Balzac, Honore de
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford England
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Aged men
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | France
Subject:
French
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
France Social life and customs.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 238
Publication Date:
19990624
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
5.000 x 7.700 in 0.456 lb

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