One of the most celebrated novels of La Comédie Humaine, this is the story of Père Goriot, an old vermicelli-maker who bankrupted himself supporting his two ungrateful daughters, and his fellow lodgers in Madame Vauquer’s boarding house, the impoverished young aristocrat, Eugène de Rastignac, and Vautrin, a criminal in hiding. Read by Bill Homewood. Unabridged.
Gargantua and Pantagruel
François Rabelais’ no-holds-barred comic masterpiece ranges across time from antiquity to the Renaissance as it follows the exuberant adventures of father and son giants, Gargantua and Pantagruel. This is the classic translation by Thomas Urquhart, read by Bill Homewood. Unabridged.