Père Goriot

By Honoré de Balzac; A. J. Krailsheimer | Go to book overview

NOTE ON THE TEXT

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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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction vii
  • NOTE ON THE TEXT xix
  • SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY xxi
  • I - A Family Boarding House 1
  • 2 - Entry on the Social Scene 83
  • 3 - Death-Dodger 150
  • 4 - The Father's Death 207
  • EXPLANATORY NOTES 267
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