Penguin Classics: Old Goriot

Penguin Classics: Old Goriot by Honore Balzac
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ISBN
9780140440171
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
304
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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'His blue eyes, formerly so lively, seemed to have turned a sad leaden grey . . . People either pitied him or were shocked by him.'Monsieur Goriot is one of a select group of lodgers at Madame Vauquer's Parisian boarding house. At first his wealth inspires respect, but as his circumstances are reduced he is shunned by those around him, and soon his only remaining visitors are two beautiful, mysterious young women. Goriot claims that they are his daughters, but his fellow boarders, including master criminal Vautrin, have other ideas. And when Eugene Rastignac, a poor but ambitious law student, learns the truth, he decides to turn it to his advantage. Old Goriot is one of the key novels of Balzac's Comedie Humaine series, and a compelling examination of two obsessions, love and money. Witty and brilliantly detailed, it is a superb study of the bourgeoisie in the years following the French Revolution.
ISBN:
9780140440171
Publication Date:
01 / 01 / 1964
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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