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Old Goriot (Everyman's Library)

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Honoré de Balzac’s great theme was money, and in his best-loved novel, Old Goriot, he explored its uses and abuses with the particularity of a poet. A shabby Parisian boarding house in 1819 is the setting where his colorful characters collide. These include an elderly retired merchant called Old Goriot, who has bankrupted himself for the sake of his two rapacious, social-climbing daughters, Delphine and Anastasie; a mysterious and sinister conspirator named Vautrin; Victorine, a disinherited heiress; and a naive and impoverished law student from the country, Eugène de Rastignac.  

Rastignac is appalled at first by the greed and corruption he finds in Paris, but he soon sets his sights on conquering high society. He joins forces with the array of schemers who surround him, while the suffering, self-sacrificing Goriot yearns in vain for his daughters’ love. The sprawling, vibrant, and turbulent Paris of the post-Napoleonic era is itself a major character in the novel, an emblem of the social upheaval that Balzac portrays so brilliantly. Old Goriot was the first of Balzac’s novels to employ his famous technique of recurring characters, and it has come to be seen as the keystone in his grand project, The Human Comedy.

Translated by Ellen Marriage 

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679405351
Adapted:
Adamson, Donald
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Balzac, Honore de
Author:
de Balzac, Honore, Balzac Honore
Author:
de Balzac, Honore
Adapted by:
Adamson, Donald
Adapted:
Adamson, Donald
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
France
Subject:
Paris (france)
Subject:
Paris
Subject:
Paris (France) Social life and customs 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;french;france;19th century;novel;french literature;literature;classic;classics;paris;balzac;french fiction;realism;fathers and daughters;family;19th century literature;1835;society;money;european;19th century fiction;poverty;1830s;classic literatu
Subject:
fiction;french;france;19th century;novel;french literature;literature;classic;classics;paris;balzac;french fiction;realism;fathers and daughters;family;19th century literature;1835;society;money;european;19th century fiction;poverty;1830s;classic literatu
Subject:
fiction;french;france;19th century;novel;french literature;literature;classic;classics;paris;balzac;french fiction;realism;fathers and daughters;family;19th century literature;1835;society;money;european;19th century fiction;poverty;1830s;classic literatu
Edition Description:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
37
Publication Date:
19911131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.1 x 5.2 x 1 in 1.1006 lb

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