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Pere Goriot
By Henry Reed, Honore De Balzac and Peter Brooks (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Signet Classic
Publication date November 30, 2004
Pages 297
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780451529596
ISBN-10 0451529596
Dimensions 1 by 4.25 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $6.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A father's love for his daughters degrades into obsession, in an evocative novel of nineteenth-century French society that offers a commentary on wealth, human desire, ambition, and despair. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “Père Goriot can rightly be regarded as one of the greatest of Balzac’s novels,” writes Henry Reed of this masterful study of a father who sacrifices everything for his daughters. This novel marked the true beginning of Balzac’s towering project La Comédie Humaine, his series of novels and short stories depicting “the whole pell-mell of civilization.” In Père Goriot, the great novelist probes the “bourgeois tragedy” of money and power from two different directions. While Goriot is willingly reduced to poverty to support his ambitious daughters, an impoverished young man of integrity becomes money hungry. Attracted to one of Goriot’s daughters, Rastignac succumbs to the fever of social climbing. The resulting tale is a commentary on wealth and human desire that still rings true in the twenty-first century.
 
Translated and with an Afterword by Henry Reed
and with an Introduction by Peter Brooks


Editions
Hardcover
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from Lightyear Pr (August 1, 1992); titled "Pere Goriot"
9780899682600 | details & prices | List price $24.95
About: This fine example of the French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial ruin.
from Amereon Ltd (June 1, 1986); titled "Pere Goriot"
9780884115984 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $27.95
About: A novel of French society from the Latin Quarter to the aristocracy as depicted through the story of a father who sacrifices all for his daughters.
from Capricorn Pr (March 1, 1985); titled "Pere Goriot"
9780870300240 | details & prices | List price $18.95
About: This fine example of the French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial ruin.
Paperback
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With Honore de Balzac | from Larousse Editions (September 22, 2010)
9782035855725 | details & prices | 333 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $12.95
This edition also contains Pere Goriot, Pere Goriot
About: l'énigmatique M.
With Honore de Balzac, Gerard Gengembre (other contributor) | from Presse Pocket (October 1, 2009)
9782266197175 | details & prices | 378 pages | 4.25 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $8.95
This edition also contains Pere Goriot, Pere Goriot
About: Édition présentée et commentée par Gérard Gengembre, professeur de littérature française à l'université de Caen Tous les chemins de la Comédie humaine partent du Père Goriot et de la sinistre pension Vauquer.
from Larousse Editions (December 1, 2006)
9782035834119 | details & prices | 333 pages | 5.00 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $12.95
About: l'énigmatique M.
Large print edition from Read How You Want.Com (November 30, 2006)
9781425046033 | details & prices | 532 pages | List price $19.99
About: ReadHowYouWant publishes a wide variety of best selling books in Large and Super Large fonts in partnership with leading publishers.
With Ellen Marriage, Peter Connor | from Barnes & Noble (July 1, 2005); titled "Pere Goriot"
9781593082857 | details & prices | 352 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $8.95
About: Pere Goriot, by Honore de Balzac, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Henry Reed, Peter Brooks (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Signet Classic (November 30, 2004); titled "Pere Goriot"
9780451529596 | details & prices | 297 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.95
About: A father's love for his daughters degrades into obsession, in an evocative novel of nineteenth-century French society that offers a commentary on wealth, human desire, ambition, and despair.
With Ellen Marriage | from Dover Pubns (September 10, 2004); titled "Pere Goriot"
9780486436982 | details & prices | 210 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.18 lbs | List price $3.50
About: A 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.
from Presse Pocket (August 1, 2000)
9782266083270 | details & prices | List price $9.95
About: This fine example of the French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial ruin.
With A. J. Krailsheimer (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (June 24, 1999); titled "Pere Goriot"
9780192835697 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $11.95
About: This fine example of the French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial ruin.
from Flammarion (June 1, 1999)
9782080708267 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $9.95
About: Set against the background of a society driven by greed and ambition, this is the tragic story of a father financially and personally ruined by his obsessive love for his two daughters.
from Presse Pocket (August 1, 1998)
9782266083317 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $9.95
About: l'énigmatique M.
With Honore de Balzac | from Emc Pub (January 1, 1987)
9789990087352 | details & prices | List price $0.02
This edition also contains Pere Goriot, Pere Goriot
With Honore de Balzac | from Varsitybooks.Com (June 1, 1978)
9789990122077 | details & prices | List price $0.02
This edition also contains Pere Goriot, Pere Goriot
With Henry Reed | Reissue edition from New Amer Library (August 1, 1962); titled "Pere Goriot"
9780451521903 | details & prices | 4.25 × 4.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.95
About: A novel of nineteenth-century French society form the Latin Quarter to the aristocracy as depicted through the story of a father who sacrifices all for his daughters
from Associated Booksellers (June 1, 1960); titled "Pere Goriot"
9780804900843 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $1.50
About: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.
from Schoenhofs Foreign Books (June 1, 1960); titled "Pere Goriot"
9782070367849 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $9.95
About: This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

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