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Father Goriot

ByHonoré De Balzac

Le Père Goriot Old Goriot or Father Goriot) is an 1835 novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850.Set in Paris in 1819, it follows the intertwined lives of three characters: the elderly doting Goriot; a mysterious criminal-in-hiding named Vautrin; and a naive law student named Eugène de Rastignac. The novel takes place during the Bourbon Restoration, which brought profound changes to French society; the struggle by individuals to secure a higher social status is a major theme in the book. The city of Paris also impresses itself on the characters – especially young Rastignac, who grew up in the provinces of southern France. Balzac analyzes, through Goriot and others, the nature of family and marriage, providing a pessimistic view of these institutions.

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Publication Date
Dec 21, 2013
Language
English
ISBN
9781304735041
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Honoré De Balzac

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Format
EPUB

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