Pere Goriot (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)

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By Honore De Balzac, Ellen Marriage (Translator)
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A kind-hearted and idealistic youth enters the grasping Parisian society of the 1820s, where his education in the realities and costs of city life begin among the residents of a shabby but respectable boardinghouse. Pere Goriot -- one of the outstanding novels in The Human Comedy, Balzac's panoramic study of Parisian life -- features richly detailed settings, a skillfully related plot, and a vibrant cast of characters. Acclaimed by critic Leslie Stephen as "the modern King Lear, " it offers a timeless view of the tragedies behind the prosaic details of everyday life. Translated by Ellen Marriage.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780486436982
ISBN-10: 0486436985
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: September 10th, 2004
Pages: 210
Language: English
Series: Dover Thrift Editions