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Pere Goriot (Oxford World's Classics)

Pere Goriot (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Honoré de Balzac
ISBN 13: 9780199538751
ISBN 10: 199538751
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-05-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $11.95

A masterful study of a father whose sacrifices for his daughters have become a compulsion, this novel marks Balzac's "real entrée" into La Comédie Humaine, his series of almost one hundred novels and short stories meant to depict "the whole pell-mell of civilization."

Library Journal

Balzac's 1834 King Lear-esque novel here gets a little fresh air breathed into it by Burton Raffel, who won the 1991 French-American Translation Prize.