Pere Goriot by Honore De BalzacPere Goriot by Honore De Balzac

Pere Goriot

byHonore De Balzac

Paperback | September 10, 2004

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A kind-hearted and idealistic youth enters the grasping Parisian society of the 1820s, where his education in the realities and costs of city life begin among the residents of a shabby but respectable boardinghouse.  Acclaimed by Leslie Stephen as "the modern King Lear," it offers a timeless view of the tragedies behind the prosaic details of everyday life.
Born on May 20, 1799, Honore de Balzac is considered one of the greatest French writers of all time. Balzac studied in Paris and worked as a law clerk while pursuing an unsuccessful career as an author. He soon accumulated enormous debts that haunted him most of his life. A prolific writer, Balzac would often write for 14 to-16 hours a...
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Title:Pere GoriotFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:September 10, 2004Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0486436985

ISBN - 13:9780486436982

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