"Old Go, as Balzac's Père Goriot was titled in Chinese"

Le Père Goriot (1835) by Honoré de Balzac is set in Paris in 1819.

The novel follows three characters: a suspicious criminal named Vautrin; the elderly doting Goriot; and a law student named Eugène de Rastignac. Throughout the novel, Balzac analyzes the fundamentals of family and marriage at a critical time in French history. 

When released, the book generated widespread controversy.