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. Père Goriot
— one of the outstanding novels in The Human Comedy,
Balzac's panoramic study of Parisian life — features richly detailed settings, a skillfully related plot, and a vibrant cast of characters. Acclaimed by critic Leslie Stephen as "the modern King Lear,
" it offers a timeless view of the tragedies behind the prosaic details of everyday life. Translated by Ellen Marriage.
Unabridged republication of the Ellen Marriage translation.
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|Author/Editor||Honoré de Balzac
|Grade level||9 and Up (ages 14 and up)|
|Dimensions||5 3/16 x 8 1/4|