Le Pere Goriot

by Honore de Balzac


Père Goriot is the tragic story of a father whose obsessive love for his two daughters leads to his financial and personal ruin. Interwoven with this theme is that of the impoverished young aristocrat, Rastignac, who came to Paris from the provinces to hopefully make his fortune.

“Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another's happiness than in your own.”

Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot