Pere Goriot (Signet Classics)

Pere Goriot (Signet Classics)

By: Balzac, Honore de

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"P re 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 Com die Humaine, his series of novels and short stories depicting "the whole pell-mell of civilization." In P re 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

Title: Pere Goriot (Signet Classics)

Author Name: Balzac, Honore de

Categories: Fiction [P],

Publisher: Signet: December 2004

ISBN Number: 0451529596

ISBN Number 13: 9780451529596

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 433090