Honoré de Balzac

Le Père Goriot

1835

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Author
Honoré de Balzac
Date
1835 First published
Publication Location France
Genre
Language French
Notes Le Père Goriot (English: Old Goriot or Father Goriot) is an 1835 novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac, included in the Scènes de la vie privée in Études de mœurs of La Comédie humaine. Set in Paris in 1819, it follows the intertwined lives of three characters: the elderly doting Goriot; a mysterious criminal-in-hiding named Vautrin; and a naive law student named Eugène de Rastignac.

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