Father Goriot by Honoré de Balzac

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.

The 109th 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. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  5. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  6. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  7. - W. Somerset Maugham’s Ten Greatest Novels of All Time (Great Novelists and Their Novels)
  8. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)

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Bilingual Classic Novels - Father Goriot: English-French Audible Audiobook 145469 $26.21 2020
Father Goriot Annotated Paperback 1184742 $12.10 2021
Father Goriot Annotated Kindle Edition 994241 $4.99 2021
Honoré de Balzac Classics: Father Goriot Paperback 1029048 $7.29 2020
Old Father Goriot [Russian Edition] Audible Audio Edition 247334 $6.13 2014
Father Goriot: Illustrated Edtion Kindle Edition 500569 $3.99 2021
Father Goriot (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 152148 $0.99 2013
Father Goriot Hardcover 835401 $27.92 $45.34 2008
Father Goriot Paperback 1016528 $6.19 2013
Father Goriot Kindle Edition 1517097 2012
Papa Goriot [Father Goriot] Audible Audiobook 164018 $3.95 2006
Father Goriot Paperback 8504417 $14.25 $9.55 2008
Father Goriot Hardcover 4902163 $24.31 $29.99 2010
Father Goriot: (Annotated) Kindle Edition 94250 $0.99 2014
Father Goriot Paperback 410723 $7.01 2014
Father Goriot Audio CD 6714694 $24.71 $43.35 2018
Old Man Goriot: Le Père Goriot (Old Goriot or Father Goriot) (World's Classics Deluxe Edition) Hardcover 1976203 $28.39 $28.36 2020
Father Goriot Paperback 1161892 $8.96 $21.38 2013
Le Père Goriot - Father Goriot - Vol 1 (of 2) [French & English Bilingual Edition] - Paragraph by Paragraph Translation (French Edition) Kindle Edition 611888 $3.99 2013
Father Goriot Kindle Edition 813089 2020
Father Goriot Paperback 2363667 $8.99 2010
Father Goriot Paperback 3130685 $18.88 $34.52 2010
Father Goriot Paperback 3309093 $5.25 2019
The Human Comedy, La Comedie Humaine, Volume 1: Father Goriot, the Chouans, Episode Under the Terror, Vendetta, the Recruit, the Red Inn, Thought and Hardcover 5902838 $69.99 $69.98 2013
Father Goriot - The Original Classic Edition Paperback 10027289 $10.23 $12.94 2012
Father Goriot Annotated Paperback 410850 $13.99 2021
Father Goriot (Large Print Edition) Hardcover 10657394 $31.49 $49.85 2008