Regarded as one of the greatest of Balzac's novels, this is a masterful study of a father whose sacrifices for his daughters have become a maniacal compulsion.
This is Balzac's real entree into La Comedie Humaine, his series of almost one hundred novels and short stories, which was to depict "human feelings, social crises, the whole pell-mell of civilization."
Original title: Père Goriot
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
- Full text :: The full text of this book, and all of the books in Balzac's Human Comedy (about 100 novels and collections)