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Le Père Goriot - Honoré de Balzac
Le Père Goriot
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3.67 15
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9782035834119 (2035834112)
Publisher: Larousse Kingfisher Chambers
Pages no: 333
Edition language: French
Series: La Comédie Humaine
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Garden-of-Stars rated it
4.5 Old Man Goriot
I didn’t expect to love “Old man Goriot” as much as I ended up doing so in the end. I was afraid it would be uptight and wordy, like many people tend to say about novels of the 18th and 19th centuries. I worried that I wouldn’t be able to connect with the writing and the characters, to find somethin...
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3.0 Père Goriot
This is the second novel that I have read by Balzac. I appreciate Balzac as a necessary precursor of some of my favorite novelists, particularly Zola. Balzac is very much a proto-Zola, but I have to say that I do not love him in the same way.The novel is like King Lear in that it is all about the ...
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janeg rated it
Up to perhaps halfway through this novel, I thought this would be the last Balzac I would read (not that I have read many). When I put it down, I knew Balzac would be another author I will own the complete works of. I don't think I could write a complete 'review' of this book without having rad more...
KOMET rated it
When I began reading "Père Goriot", I wasn't sure I would like it, because for the first dozen pages or so, Balzac let the narrative voice run riot. Granted, the narrative voice has its place in terms of creating for the reader setting, mood, and characters. But once those elements have been establ...
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