Le Pere Goriot by Honoré de Balzac audiobook

Le Pere Goriot

By Honoré de Balzac
Read by Paul Hecht

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664464568

  • ISBN: 9781664572393

Runtime: 10.56 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

One of renowned French author HonorE de Balzac's finest works, PEre Goriot provides a fascinating glimpse into Parisian life of the early 19th century. The rich character studies and themes of class, personal ambition, and materiality make this insightful novel as compelling today as when it was first published. At the shabby boarding house in the rue Neuve-Sainte-GeneviEve, petty Madame Vauquer and her tenants wonder at the plight of the aging resident Goriot. Once a well-heeled merchant, Goriot was-at first-afforded special treatment from the Madame. But now something is clearly amiss in his financial affairs, and his increasingly tawdry appearance makes him a subject of ridicule in the household. Some think he lost in the markets, others see him as a lecherous patron of prostitutes, but one thing is clear: his selflessness and complete devotion to his two daughters. As the tragedy of old Goriot is revealed, the shallow values of a society come into scrutiny.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Père Goriot can rightly be regarded as one of the greatest of Balzac’s novels.” Henry Reed, poet

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Author Bio: Honoré de Balzac

Author Bio: Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) was born in Tours, France, educated at the Collège de Vendôme, and studied law at the Sorbonne. His father wished him to become a lawyer, but he left Tours in 1819 to seek his fortune as an author in Paris. He wrote eighty-five novels in twenty years, but his life was one of frequent privation. In 1850, he married Countess Hanska, a rich Polish lady with whom he had corresponded for more than fifteen years. Five months later, Balzac died in Paris.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English