Le Pere Goriot
- Narrated by: Paul Hecht
- Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-05-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Recorded Books
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As the tragedy of old Goriot is revealed, the shallow values of society come into scrutiny.
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By David E. Gregson on 11-22-12
If you read only one Balzac novel, this is it.
Would you listen to Le Pere Goriot again? Why?
Balzac's powers of description are amazing -- and the characters are memorable.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Without doubt the young student Eugène de Rastignac, an attractive but misguidedly ambitious young man -- whose last name has actually entered the French language as a synonym for an opportunistic social climber -- an "arriviste." Rastignac wrestles with his own moral conscience as he manipulates people to achieve his social ends.
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