Father Goriot (unabridged)

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Honoré de Balzac

Father Goriot

Read by Bill Homewood

unabridged

Impoverished young aristocrat Eugène de Rastignac is determined to climb the social ladder and impress himself on Parisian high society. While staying at the Maison Vauquer, a boarding house in Paris’s rue Neuve-Sainte-Geneviève, he encounters Jean-Joachim Goriot, a retired vermicelli maker who has spent his entire fortune supporting his two daughters. The boarders strike up a friendship and Goriot learns of Rastignac’s feelings for his daughter Delphine. He begins to see Rastignac as the ideal son-in-law, and the perfect substitute for Delphine’s domineering husband. But Rastignac has other opportunities too, as the notorious criminal Vautrin, ‘The Death Dodger’, offers to murder the brother of a wealthy woman, giving the ambitious young lawyer a clear path to her fortune… Profound and realistic, Father Goriot is a startling glimpse into the vanity and selfishness of 19th-century Paris. It is considered one of the finest works of Balzac’s La Comédie Humaine.

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    Running Time: 12 h 1 m

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    ISBN:978-1-78198-168-9
    Digital ISBN:978-1-78198-169-6
    Cat. no.:NA0326
    CD RRP: $62.98 USD
    Download size:275 MB
    Edited by:Sarah Butcher
    BISAC:FIC004000
    Released:October 2018
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