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by Honore De Balzac, Trans. By Katharine Prescott Wormeley
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Nobody writes about money like Balzac, and his classic chronicle of a young man from the provinces clawing his way to success in 19th century Paris, even as an older man is victimized by the same milieu, shrewdly captures the financial dimension of so much that goes on between people. The boarding house in which the two protagonists live is a microcosm of their world, and Goriot's treatment by his daughters would make Lear blanch.
From 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.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Specially commissioned for the World's Classics, this translation includes a full editorial apparatus.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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