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Rastignac’s family, off-stage, also sacrifices extensively for him.

It gave rise to the French expression ” Rastignac “, a social homor willing to use any means to better his situation. View all 9 comments. If not for the story itself, having this in your literary bank will make you seem a lot more profound than you probably are. No ratings or reviews yet.

Individuals willing to adapt themselves to the rules of this new society could sometimes ascend into its upper echelons from modest backgrounds, much to the distaste of the established wealthy class.

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 reach the goal of your ambition.

Papa Goriot (Spanish) Edition by Honoré De Balzac (2017, Paperback)

Show More Show Less. April 16, I am still reading but these excerpts that I wish to record will not fit in the progress status box. But I am sidetracked. The texture of the novel is thus inextricably linked to the city in which it is set; “Paris”, explains critic Peter Brooks”is the looming presence that gives the novel its particular tone”. Apr 16, Sandy rated it it was amazing Shelves: He offers to clear the way for Rastignac by having the brother killed in a duel.


His journal records several undated lines about the plot: I have triumphed over everything, over friends as well as the envious.

On the bright side, we’ve also had more marriages than last year. This item doesn’t belong on this page. There is an aspiring law student from southern France.

Instead, the central puzzles are the origins of suffering and the motivations of unusual behavior. That all is not revealed or known is hinted at.

Many critics of the time, though, were positive: The novel takes place during the Bourbon Restorationwhich brought profound changes to French society; the struggle by individuals to secure a higher social status is a major theme in the book.

Now, I must call dad and let him know how much I love Balzac and that one day I may even attempt Proust.

Mar 13, K. Song of Ice and Fire: Last blzac, if Mueller was looking at your finances and your family finances, unrelated to Russia — is that a red line? As for literary significance, Le Pere Papw started the use of recurring characters and the story goes that the eureka moment happened when Balzac was writing this and declared that he thought we would be rich because of the idea.


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Rastignac endears himself to one of Goriot’s daughters, Delphine, after extracting money from his own already-poor family. Years ago my mum was an English literature professor and my dad a linguist at an university. Ne conosceranno, i lettori, i destini in altri capitoli della Commedia. Burton Raffel also did a translation, and people seem high on him; I wish I’d gone that route instead.

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I awake the next morning. I could smell the dampness, the musty air. Retrieved from ” https: And, I’m told, Balzac was really into triplets; that was just a thing he had.