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Well, at least I tried, but I never got a sense that the story was going anywhere.

I love these cheap little editions. Another well known line of this book by Balzac is goirot Vautrin tells Eugene, “In that case I will make you an offer that no one would decline.

Did nothing for me. I really wanted to at least respect this book. It was better in French than in English, but the melodrama is overpowering either way. Sto per distruggere un mito della letteratura,ma chissene.

Other bazlac were changed in a similar fashion. Is it necessary for a book to be dreadfully boring and over-melodramatic to be called a classic?

Goriot Baba

I can see how this book was a “breakthrough” when it was published in but in todays modern world there are much more interesting things to read out there. A favorite of Balzac’s, the book quickly won widespread popularity and has often been adapted for film and the stage. The more cold-blooded your calculations, the further you will go. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Alicia Definitely Pere Goriot.



If it had been any longer I would not have finished it. This book is more of a run-on sentence than it is a story, more of a stream-of-consciousness belch of words than it is a coherent narrative, more of a challenge to see what a reader can endure than it is anything approaching quality literature. Many of Balzac’s works have been made into films, and they continue to inspire other writers. Want to Read saving…. Unfortunately I don’t know enough about how the French lived in the 19th century to comment intelligently.

Had a huge struggle finishing this one. I guess Gorriot not good with classics, because apparently most people liked it a lot while I hated it.

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Some critics praised the goriit for his complex characters and attention to detail; others condemned him for his many depictions of corruption and greed. Did nothing for me.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He was condemned for not including more individuals of honorable intent in the book. He failed in all of these efforts. Was it meant to be?

Goriot Baba by Honoré de Balzac (1 star ratings)

I can only put it down to having read this in translation, but I found the characters both unreal and uninteresting, the plot muddled, uneven and unlikely, and the writing uninspiring to the point of being somnifacient.


The characters are flat and fickle to the point of void.

Due to his keen observation of fine detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. Was it meant to be? Avil Publishing Company, Sheed and Ward, An enthusiastic reader and independent thinker as a child, Balzac had trouble adapting himself to the teaching style of his grammar school. Purtroppo un piccolo e rugoso bruco Sto per distruggere un mito della letteratura,ma chissene.

And a couple good sentences encouraged me to place it within the French Pantheon of Cynicism. Men and women for you must be nothing more than post-horses; take a fresh relay, and leave the last to drop by the roadside; in this way you will gorikt the goal of your ambition. Dit boek wekt een afkeer op, zowel voor zichzelf als voor haar beschrijvingen en de ellendige eentonigheid waarin ze zich babz. Old Goriot presented in Everyman Books A much-revised third edition was published in by Charpentier.