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In a grimy boardinghouse in a dismal Parisian neighborhood, Balzac sets the stage for his 1834 study of paternal love, of greed, envy, and despair. Pere Goriot tells the story of a nineteenth-century counterpart to King Lear, a father so blindly devoted to his undeserving daughters that his tragic realization - "I loved them too much for them to love me at all" - comes too late. This best-known of Balzac's Comedie humaine novels has all the stylistic elements one might expect: unnerving psychological analyses; vivid physical descriptions, acute observations of the rules governing Parisian society, disarming wit, and unbridled passion.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill College, 1983. Condition: Good. Modern Library. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP18507703
Book Description McGraw-Hill College. Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2668034149
Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies, The. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Seller Inventory # G0075535726I4N00
Book Description McGraw-Hill College, 1983. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0075535726