Old Goriot Author:Balzac "Old Goriot" is one of the great cycle of novels in which Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) analyzed the motives underlying human action. In his remorseless reality and the minute documentation of his characters, Balzac's story is an indictment of Paris society. It is made up of the intersecting lives of a group of people living in a boarding house... more », of a working-class Lear, Old Goriot, and of a young student, Rastignac.
Loved this book though I would of preferred a better translation. Powerful, timeless human emotions of desire, greed and even love, depicted in a dirty, lower class boarding house among the residents. Couldn't put this book down.« less