Le Pere Goriot

Le Pere Goriot
Author(s): Honore de Balzac,
Publisher: Livre de Poche
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ISBN: 2253004278
Category: English


Nobody writes about money like Balzac, and his classic chronicle of a young man from the provinces clawing his way to success in 19th century Paris, even as an older man is victimized by the same milieu, shrewdly captures the financial dimension of so much that goes on between people. The boarding house in which the two protagonists live is a microcosm of their world, and Goriot's treatment by his daughters would make Lear blanch.