Pere Goriot: A Norton Critical Edition (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)

Pere Goriot: A Norton Critical Edition (Norton Critical Editions) By Honore de Balzac, Peter Brooks (Editor), Burton Raffel (Translated by) Cover Image
By Honore de Balzac, Peter Brooks (Editor), Burton Raffel (Translated by)
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The text is that of Burton Raffell’s acclaimed 1994 translation.


The text is accompanied by an introduction, textual annotations by the editor, and a map of Paris.



"Responses: Contemporaries and Other Novelists" illustrates Balzac’s immense influence on other writers, among them Charles Baudelaire, Hippolyte Taine, Émile Zola, and Marcel Proust.



"Twentieth-Century Criticism" presents a superb selection of critical writing about the novel.



The critics include Ernst Robert Curtius, Albert Béguin, Erich Auerback, Georges Poulet, Michel Butor, Louis Chevalier, Pierre Barbéris, Peter Brooks, Sandy Petrey, Nicole Mozet, and Janet L. Beizer.

About the Author


Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) was born in Tours. By the time of his death, he had written over one hundred novels, novellas, and plays, all the while working as a journalist. Colonel Chabert is one of the "Scenes from Private Life," which is a part of Balzac's well-known life-long project, La Comedie Humaine.

Peter Brooks has written extensively about the nineteenth-century novel, French and English. His books include The Melodramatic Imagination: Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama, and the Mode of Excess; Reading for the Plot, Body Work, Psychoanalysis and Storytelling and The Emperor's Body: A Novel. After many years on the faculty at Yale University, he currently teaches at Princeton University.

Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Emeritus. He is the translator of many works, including Gargantua and Pantagruel (awarded the French-American Foundation Translation Prize), Père Goriot, Beowulf, and the five romances of Chrétien de Troyes.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393971668
ISBN-10: 039397166X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: December 17th, 1997
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Norton Critical Editions