Father Goriot

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Father Goriot
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Category Equipment > Books
Properties See: Books
Read Online Project Gutenberg
Author Honoré de Balzac
Language English (translated)
Genre Fiction

Father Goriot is an 1835 novel by French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850), included in the Scènes de la vie privée section of his novel sequence La Comédie humaine. Set in Paris in 1819, it follows the intertwined lives of three characters: the elderly doting Goriot; a mysterious criminal-in-hiding named Vautrin; and a naive law student named Eugène de Rastignac.