The Goriot Father
The Vauquer pension, located between the hillocks of Montmartre and the heights of Montrouge, is attended only by people of modest means. In a sad district, silencer, it is drawn up in angle, yellowish like are the middle-class houses of the time in Paris. Without counting the external boarders who come there only to dine, seven internal boarders haunt the places. There is in more Christophe, the odd-job man house and Sylvie, the cooker. The Vauquer widow is with the image of her pension, antiquated, the vitreous eye, fat and especially intriguing. The day when Mr Goriot enters his house, it makes him advances on its good mine. But little by little, years passing and Mr Goriot gently selling his silverware for a secret business, it ignores him and even, goes until the martyriser insofar as it can it, because Mr Goriot, become at the end of three years, the Goriot father, saw little and that it gene not. One evening, Eugene de Rastignac, noble but poor and sent in Paris by its family to study the law, return of a ball given by a remote fortunate cousin and that he see by need, surprises the Goriot father with mysterious businesses. Indeed, it meets pretty women scented in hiding-place, its vermeil sells to settle the debts of these pretty women. Of course, all the pension gossip and the rumour want that the father Goriot maintain the countess De Restaud. But they are his two daughters has who it dedicates a true worship and has which it gives all, even if it must live stingily. Eugene wants to have the heart clear on it and decides to follow the countess until at it. It is made introduce by speaking about Mrs. de Beauséant her cousin as well as her remote alliances, and is received per M. and Mrs. de Restaud with whom it sympathizes. However, not knowing the Parisian ways and customs, Eugene speaks about the Goriot father whom it saw leaving between two doors in the countess. Mrs. de Restaud and her husband are furious and their door closes to him. Eugene does not understand. It counts on his cousin, Mrs. de Beauséant to explain to him the attitude of the count and the countess. With the favour of a rupture of Mrs. de Beauséant, it agree to explain to him why Mrs. de Restaud and Mrs. de Nucingen are the girls of the Goriot father, that it is bled to pay their debts and that if it saw it between two doors, its injuries wish that that does not spread because they have shame of their father but do not hesitate to benefit from its under. Eugene is made indignant, but dazzled per such an amount of luxury and the contrast of the pension which it attends, it decides to succeed in Paris and thus to become rich very quickly. His cousin will teach him how to carry out her boat. It starts by asking money to its family by letter while making play the sensitive cord of his sisters, of his aunts and his mother. Those agree. On its side, Vautrin, a rather strange boarder, propose another solution. It makes the point to him that Victorine, orphan poor not recognized by his father because this one want sall to give his brother, could soon, with its assistance, to inherit suddenly the fortune of his father, after an unfortunate accident of the brother. Then, if Eugene were being the boy friend of Victorine, and that this one inherits, it is certain that it will benefit from it. Eugene, always made indignant by this process, refuse firmly. It decides, with the complicity of her cousin, to become the lover of Mrs. de Nucingen who does not ask better, who is disappointed by her husband. The Goriot Father, who loves much Eugene, encourages. Vautrin, who did not say his last word, plot to throw the orphan one in the arms of Eugene and makes so that this last is annoyed with its new mistress. It makes kill the brother of Victorine in a duel. Eugene is made indignant. However, be trayed by one of the boarders, Vautrin is made take by the police force because it is a convictescaped prisoner.
The passion which carries the Goriot father to his daughtersis immense and it is stripped completely for it, until making itself some sick. It is struck of apoplexy and dies. Eugene and his Biochan buddy make their possible to cure it, but the Goriot father, understands while dying that his daughters, that it claims, will not come to see it, one and the other prevented by their husbands who, after having taken all its money and which does not love much the Goriot father, make all their possible to prevent them from coming. Eugene is nauseated. They do not even have a penny to bury it and there will be nobody for his burial. Two young people decide to write on his epitaph: Ci-to lie Mr Goriot, father of the countess of Restaud and the baroness of Nucingen, buried at the expenses of two students. By looking at Paris ignitings lowly, Eugene that his tests made grow has his imposing words: With us two now!