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Father Goriot by Honore de Balzac
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by Honore de Balzac
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2010
A masterful study of a father whose sacrifices for his daughters have become a compulsion, this novel marks Balzac's "real entree" into La Comedie Humaine, his series of almost one hundred novels and short stories meant to depict "the whole pell-mell of civilization."