The text used for this translation is that published in the Folio series by Gallimard ( 1971), which follows that of the Furne edition ( 1842-8), corrected by Jean Ducourneau in his edition of 1966 and by Pierre-Georges Castex in his of 1963. The main difference from the Furne edition is the division of the novel into sections, as in the original edition of 1834-5, which Furne suppressed for reasons of economy of space but which Balzac is said to have wanted.
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Publication information: Book title: Pere Goriot. Contributors: Honoré de Balzac - Author, A. J. Krailsheimer - Translator. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication year: 1991. Page number: xix.
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