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Published by Penguin in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Boardinghouses -- France -- Paris -- Fiction,
  • Older men -- France -- Paris -- Fiction,
  • Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Translated from the French.

StatementHonore De Balzac.
GenreFiction.
SeriesPenguin classics
The Physical Object
Pagination303 p. ;
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22570749M
ISBN 100140440178

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Old Goriot is King Lear with the Faust myth thrown in along with some biting social commentary. Balzac's novel is peopled with social climbers, opportunists and /5. Le Père Goriot (French pronunciation: [lə pɛʁ ɡɔʁjo], Old Goriot or Father Goriot) is an novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (–), included in the Scènes de la vie privée section of his novel sequence La Comédie tonyasgaapartments.com: Honoré de Balzac. Rastignac soon discovers that strange events are taking place at the seemingly respectable boardinghouse: Old Goriot pressing silver dishes into ingots, Vautrin furtively returning to the house in the middle of the night in spite of the bolted doors, Goriot being visited by pretty girls whose bills he pays. Old Goriot (Le Pere Goriot, in the French original) is considered one of the most important books by one of the most important and prolific of French 19th century realist authors, one which changed literature and the depiction of reality forever. It tells the story of Goriot and the other inhabitants of Madame Vauquer’s Parisian boarding house in

Old Goriot was the first of Balzac’s novels to employ his famous technique of recurring characters, and it has come to be seen as the keystone in his grand project, The Human Comedy. Translated by Ellen Marriage (Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed). FATHER GORIOT Mme. Vauquer (nee de Conflans) is an elderly person, who for the past forty years has kept a lodging-house in the Rue Nueve-Sainte-Genevieve, in the district that lies between the Latin Quarter and the Faubourg tonyasgaapartments.com house (known in the neighborhood as the Maison Vauquer) receives men and women, old and young, and no word has ever been breathed against her . Old Goriot is one of the great cycle of novels in which Honore de Balzac () analaysed the motives underlying human action. This stroy is an indictment of Paris society, is made up of the interesecting lives of a group of people living in a boarding-house, of a working-class Lear, Old Goriot, and of a young student, Rastignac. pp. "Old Goriot," or, to give it its French title, "Le Père Goriot," is one of the series of novels to which Balzac gave the title of "The Comedy of Human Life." It is a comedy, mingled with lurid tragic touches, of society in the French capital in the early decades of the nineteenth century/5(8).