Old Goriot [Christmas Summary Classics]

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"Old Goriot," or, to give it its French title, "Le Père ...

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Christmas Summary Classics
This series contains summary of Classic books such as Emma, Arne, Arabian Nights, Pride and prejudice, Tower of London, Wealth of Nations etc. Each book is specially crafted after reading complete book in less than 30 pages. One who wants to get joy of book reading especially in very less time can go for it.

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"Old Goriot," or, to give it its French title, "Le Père Goriot," is one of the series of novels to which Balzac gave the title of "The Comedy of Human Life." It is a comedy, mingled with lurid tragic touches, of society in the French capital in the early decades of the nineteenth century. The leading character in this story is, of course, Old Goriot, and the passion which dominates him is that of paternity. In the picture which Balzac draws of Parisian life, from the sordid boarding-house to the luxurious mansions of the gilded aristocracy in the days of the Bourbon Restoration, the author exhibits that tendency to over-description for which he was criticised by his contemporaries, and to dwell too much on petty details. It may be urged, however, that it is the cumulative effect of these minute touches that is necessary for the true realisation of character.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494749842
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/20/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.07 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2001

    Old Goriot

    I read this book for an application project on the five themes of geography. It was somewhat hard to follow and only vaguely related to the five themes. I liked much of Balzac's writing style, although I sometimes got lost in long descriptions and explanations. Balzac seems to want you to feel sympathy for one of the characters, Old Goriot. I felt that some of the characters were overly dramatic. Although Old Goriot was somewhat hard to follow, the overall story was interesting to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2000

    Great Literary Work

    Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac is one of the works of La Comedie Humaine. The plot of the story is rather complicated, but as the novel approaches the end, everything starts falling into its proper place. Both wealthy and poor classes are analyzed in the novel through the actions and interests of individuals. Vice characterizes the nature of Parisian society; for this reason, vice opposes and also prevails over virtue. Of course, in order to create the drama of the novel, vice is used to represent a large section of the people living in Paris at the time. The novel illustrates a large segment of the human condition during the first half of the nineteenth century. Furthermore, the powerful evil over good theme of the novel is rather devastating.

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