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Pere Goriot (Signet Classics)
Pere Goriot (Signet Classics)

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Manufacturer: Signet
Publisher: Signet
Author(s): Honore de Balzac

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Product Description:
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Brand: Balzac, Honore de/ Reed, Henry/ Brooks, Peter (INT)
EAN: 9780451529596
Edition: 1
ISBN: 0451529596
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Signet
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Signet
MPN: 9780451529596
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 320
Publication Date: 2004-12-07
Publisher: Signet
Release Date: 2004-12-07
Studio: Signet
Editorial Review:
Père Goriot can rightly be regarded as one of the greatest of Balzac’s novels,” writes Henry Reed of this masterful study of a father who sacrifices everything for his daughters. This novel marked the true beginning of Balzac’s towering project La Comédie Humaine, his series of novels and short stories depicting “the whole pell-mell of civilization.” In Père Goriot, the great novelist probes the “bourgeois tragedy” of money and power from two different directions. While Goriot is willingly reduced to poverty to support his ambitious daughters, an impoverished young man of integrity becomes money hungry. Attracted to one of Goriot’s daughters, Rastignac succumbs to the fever of social climbing. The resulting tale is a commentary on wealth and human desire that still rings true in the twenty-first century.
 
Translated and with an Afterword by Henry Reed
and with an Introduction by Peter Brooks

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