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Father Goriot (Unabridged)

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Father Goriot (Unabridged)
Label Catalogue Number:
NA0326
ISBN: 9781781981696
Download Size: 608 Mb
Running Time: 12:00:26
Release Date: July 2018
Originally recorded in 2018
Author
Honoré de Balzac
Reader
Bill Homewood
Genre:
Spoken Word

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Father Goriot (Unabridged)
Honoré de Balzac
Read by Bill Homewood
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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