Father Goriot by Honoré de Balzac

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Le Père Goriot (English: Father Goriot or Old 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.

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The 92nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 26th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  2. - 41st on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  3. - 86th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  4. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  5. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  6. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  7. - W. Somerset Maugham’s Ten Greatest Novels of All Time (Great Novelists and Their Novels)

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