Strange-Cover saw Lucien de Rubempre is not in this episode of The Human Comedy and Marsay is barely mentioned. Otherwise great moment of literature. The company described with such finesse by Balzac is present despite the somewhat outdated language. The hypocrisy, lying, profit in this Parisian bourgeaois wealthy background and would be easily transposed to our times. It is nice to read an impeccable French and neat, even the nineteenth century. The character of Father Goriot's annoying as much as touching in his paternity violated. What else to say about Balzac, if not it is part of the best of literature?