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Old Goriot (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780140440171
ISBN10: 0140440178
Condition: Standard
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Balzac's great theme was money, and he explored its uses and abuses with all the particularity of the masterful poet he was. Old Goriot, betrayed by rapacious daughters, and Rastignac, an ambitious provincial youth alive to his opportunities, form the twin foci around which the grasping Parisian society of the 1820s revolves, in this, his most economical and universally loved novel.

Synopsis:

Monsieur Goriot is one of a select group of lodgers at Madame Vanquer's Parisian boarding house. At first his wealth inspires respect, but as his circumstances are reduced he becomes shunned and soon his only remaining visitors are two beautiful, mysterious young women.

About the Author

The son of a civil servant, Honoré de Balzac was born in 1799 in Tours, France. After attending boarding school in Vendôme, he gravitated to Paris where he worked as a legal clerk and a hack writer, using various pseudonyms, often in collaboration with other writers. Balzac turned exclusively to fiction at the age of thirty and went on to write a large number of novels and short stories set amid turbulent nineteenth-century France. He entitled his collective works The Human Comedy. Along with Victor Hugo and Dumas père and fils, Balzac was one of the pillars of French romantic literature. He died in 1850, shortly after his marriage to the Polish countess Evelina Hanska, his lover of eighteen years.

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shubhangi.sharma17, January 21, 2007 (view all comments by shubhangi.sharma17)
old goriot signifies reality . it is a marvellous piece of french literature with such a perfect clarity of materialistic and natural world.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140440171
Translator:
Crawford, Marion Ayton
Author:
Crawford, Marion A.
Translator:
Crawford, Marion Ayton
Author:
Balzac, Honore de
Author:
Crawford, Marion Ayton
Author:
de Balzac, Honore, Balzac Honore
Author:
de Balzac, Honore
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
France
Subject:
Paris
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Aged men
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 95-1
Publication Date:
19510531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.75x5.07x.73 in. .48 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Monsieur Goriot is one of a select group of lodgers at Madame Vanquer's Parisian boarding house. At first his wealth inspires respect, but as his circumstances are reduced he becomes shunned and soon his only remaining visitors are two beautiful, mysterious young women.
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