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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Enter a young, handsome, but poverty-stricken, student from the wine country in the south of France. Goriot, supportive of Rastignac’s interest in his daughter and furious with her husband’s tyrannical control over her, finds himself unable to help.

For some reason some translations give it this title rather than Pere Goriot. The Hunger games are better than this book, this is the worst work ever made.

Čiča Goriot

His capital quickly diminished, because even though his daughters wanted him to keep his distance, they came to him whenever that had a bill to pay that their husband would not like, or that they would rather he did not know about.

And why behave morally at all? He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. In a relatively compact novel, Balzac explores multitudes. Goriot is called both in the novel.

I would say yes.

This depiction of marriage as a tool of power reflects the harsh reality of the unstable social structures of the time. Read more Read less. The titular ‘Old Goriot’ is a ohac old man living in a realistically squalid boarding house.


Although he rejects Vautrin’s offer of murder, Rastignac succumbs to the principles of brutality upon which high society is built.

In time they did, and in time the narrator faded into the background; he was doing is job so well that I forgot he was there.

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Before long, the boarders learn that police are seeking Vautrin, revealed to be a master criminal nicknamed Trompe-la-Mort “Cheater of Death”.

Was it meant to be? Through the brilliance of his genius or the skill of his corruption. The scholar says that Balzac wrote about real, down-and-dirty French life, and for that reason Old Goriot is a masterpiece. Premda je ovaj roman zapravo prvi u kojemu je Balzac radio prema nacelima svog zivotnog projekta, ciklusa Ljudska komedija, on je ujedno i najkarakteristicnije, najcjenjenije i najpopularnije djelo cijelog ciklusa, cesto uvrstavano u sam vrh najboljih romana svjetske knjizevnosti.

De ‘vader van de realistische roman’ kan op de zelfde boekenplank als G. And if you’ve never read Balzac, this is a great place to begin.

The Modern Language Association of America Start your free trial. Rastignac’s appearance shows, for the first time in Balzac’s fiction, a novel-length backstory that illuminates and develops a returning character. Gondureau as Vladimir Ivanov Monalisa Basarab It’s always a pleasure when classics are alive and worthwhile to this modern reader.

For twenty years, he gave his soul, his love; as for his wealth, he gave that away in a day. Instead, the central puzzles are the origins of suffering and the motivations of unusual behavior.

Pick another narrator if you can. Nothing else could have convinced Rastignac.

View all 15 comments. It has to do with the hidden criminal, also mentioned below.


I know Bantam and Signet are still publishing these books, but I see them less and less as they get squeezed out by more expensive trade paperbacks published by Penguin or the Modern Library.

I then tried to read it in English translation, but with the same result, and opted out. He was delighted with the smallest crumb; he thought nothing of himself, all of his care and concern was for them. Learn more More Like This. The Charter of granted by King Louis XVIII had established a “legal country” which allowed only a small group of the nation’s most wealthy men to vote.

My complaints are essentially that 1 it’s so much King Lear that it defeats itself 2 there is a captivating subplot that is dropped completely with no resolution I won’t say which, but it will become apparent 3 After the bombastic scene in the middle of the book it tracks downhill 4 and that’s mostly because this particular dead horse takes an unusual licking.

There is an aspiring law student from southern France.

Surely it drives at the heart of noble life vs. In Cooper’s representations of Native AmericansBalzac saw a human barbarism that goriiot through attempts at civilization. Ich mag es einfach nicht. Open Preview See a Problem? Had a huge struggle finishing this one.

The writing is chock full of details. I just feel like telling Balzac “Oh would you get to the point already!