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DetailsA 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.Pere 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.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Peter Connor is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is the author of Georges Bataille and the Mysticism of Sin (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000). He has translated Batailles The Tears of Eros (City Lights Press, 1989), as well as many works in the area of contemporary French philosophy, including The Inoperative Community, by Jean-Luc Nancy (University of Minnesota Press, 1991).
SKU Code PRK B 3332 Weight in Kg 0.1000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486436982 Author Name Honore' de Balzac Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATION