Pere Goriot

Honore De Balzac (Author) Henry Reed (Afterword by)
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Product Details

Price
$7.95
Publisher
Signet Book
Publish Date
December 07, 2004
Pages
320
Dimensions
4.2 X 6.8 X 0.88 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780451529596
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About the Author

Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) worked for three years in a lawyer's office, preparing to practice law, but in 1819, he devoted himself to writing. His early stories were hackwork published under various pseudonyms. In 1829, he published La Dernier Chouan, the first story to bear his name and his first success. Over the next twenty years, Balzac's literary output was prodigious: three or four novels a year, sometimes more. All became part of La Comédie Humaine, a panorama of the whole of French society, some of the most important works of this series being Eugénie Grandet (1833) and Père Goriot (1834). He also wrote plays and the popular Droll Stories (1833).

Henry Reed (1914-86) was a noted poet, translator, and writer of radio plays. In addition to Père Goriot, his translations include Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac. His poems were published in two volumes, A Map of Verona and Lessons of the War.

Peter Brooks is the author of a number of books, including Reading for the Plot, The Melodramatic Imagination, and Henry James Goes to Paris. He was a longtime professor of comparative literature and French at Yale University and University Professor at the University of Virginia.

Reviews

"The greatest novelist who ever lived."--W. Somerset Maugham

"A man of genius."--Victor Hugo