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I really enjoyed this story. I felt so sorry for the old man who only wanted his daughters to love him. I wanted to shake them or smack them for being so unfeeling and greedy. They forced him to sell everything that he held precious with their wants and pretend needs. It was a touching story and I could really see the things that Balzac described. Very good read.
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Balzac's 1834 King Lear-esque novel here gets a little fresh air breathed into it by Burton Raffel, who won the 1991 French-American Translation Prize. Read full review