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12 Books to Read Before You Die, Volume 1

Summary

Sound interesting? The author thinks so too! Listen to 12 Books to Read Before You Die, Volume 1 and learn about these classic books:  Father Goriot - Honoré de Balzac The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass - Lewis Carroll The Late Mattia Pascal - Luigi Pirandello Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne Call of the Wild - Jack London

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Bilingual Classic Novels - Father Goriot

Summary

Father Goriot / Le Père Goriot Honoré de Balzac Learn French with bilingual novels: Listen to a chapter in both languages, one after the other, and quickly improve your understanding. Father 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. Originally published in serial form during the winter of 1834–35, Le Père Goriot is widely considered Balzac's most important novel. It marks the first serious use by the author of characters who had appeared in other books, a technique that distinguishes Balzac's fiction. The novel is also noted as an example of his realist style, using minute details to create character and subtext. The novel takes place during the Bourbon Restoration, which brought profound changes to French society; the struggle by individuals to secure a higher social status is a major theme in the book. The city of Paris also impresses itself on the characters – especially young Rastignac, who grew up in the provinces of southern France. Balzac analyzes, through Goriot and others, the nature of family and marriage, providing a pessimistic view of these institutions. Translated by Ellen Marriage.

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Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
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