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Can’t say much more about it because most of it disappeared from my gorioot, apart from that bad impression it left me. Ich mag es einfach nicht. Can’t say much more about it because most of it disappeared from my memory, apart from that bad impression it left me.

It was better in French than in English, but the melodrama is overpowering either way.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The characters are flat and fickle to the point of void. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Rastignac’s family, off-stage, also sacrifices extensively for him.

Detective novelist Arthur Conan Doyle said that he never tried to read Balzac, because he “did not know where to begin”. I read the first half thoroughly and felt it wasn’t that bad. Dit boek wekt een afkeer op, zowel voor zichzelf als voor haar beschrijvingen en de ellendige eentonigheid waarin ze zich bevinden. The Hunger games are better than this book, this is the worst work ever made. Lists with Ogriot Book.

I just couldn’t finish this. Unfortunately I don’t know enough about how the French lived in the 19th century to comment intelligently. This book is more of a run-on sentence than it is a story, more of a stream-of-consciousness belch of words than it is a coherent narrative, more of a challenge to see what a reader can endure than it blzac anything approaching quality literature. Well, at least I tried, but I never got a sense that the story was going anywhere.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. When his other daughter, Anastasie, informs him that she has been selling off her husband’s family jewelry to pay her lover’s debts, the old man is overcome with grief at his own impotence and suffers a stroke.

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Even as he is dying in extreme poverty, at the end of the book, he sells his few remaining possessions to provide for his daughters so that they might look splendid at a ball. I didn’t see the point, or even catch the themes; or maybe I did and was just dissapointed that they were thin and uninteresting. Alicia Definitely Pere Goriot.

University of London Athlone Press, It’s known as the crossroads of all Balzac’s books. Delphine is trapped in a loveless marriage to Bba de Nucingen, a money-savvy banker.

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There are very few books from a different era, no matter how famous foriot popular they were at the time, that read well today. I do, however, feel very strongly that this story can’t possibly be realistic.

Instead, the central puzzles are the origins of suffering and the motivations of unusual behavior. Vautrin arranges for a friend to kill Victorine’s brother, in the meantime, and is captured by the police.

By one estimate, almost three-quarters of Parisians did not make the — francs a year required for a minimal standard of living. Books with missing cover Articles containing French-language text Articles that link to foreign-language Wikisources No local image but image on Wikidata Interlanguage link template link number Commons category link is on Wikidata Articles with Project Gutenberg links Articles with French-language external links Articles with LibriVox links Featured articles Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers.


Preston Dargan and Bernard Weinberg. I then tried to read it in English translation, but with the same result, and opted out. Essa ha una venatura di verde molto particolare,che dal verde petrolio passa al verde smeraldo in punta.

Goriot Baba

Before dying, Goriot rages about babs disrespect toward him. Balzac and His Reader: Have I just spoken heresy? Other characters were changed in a similar fashion. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

While Rastignac desires wealth and social status, Goriot longs only for the love of his daughters: Individuals willing to adapt themselves to the rules of this new society could sometimes ascend into its upper echelons from modest backgrounds, much to the distaste of the established wealthy class.

Hierin verder lezen, wordt mij door de auteur – verdienstelijk – onmogelijk Beschrijvingen, beschrijvingen, beschrijvingen. Bene,immaginate uno che da pagina 5 a pagina 8 descrive l’edera rampicante su un muro. The scholar says that Balzac wrote about real, down-and-dirty French life, and for that reason Old Goriot is a masterpiece. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goriit so boring and there’s no point to it.

The novel is also noted as an example of his realist style, using minute details to create character and subtext.