Old Man Goriot 1st Edition 9780140449723
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Author: Honore de Balzac (Author), Olivia McCannon
Book Name: Old Man Goriot
Subject Name: Science

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Monsieur Goriot is one of a disparate group of lodgers at Mademe Vauquer's dingy Parisian boarding house. At first his wealth inspires respect but as his circumstances are mysteriously reduced he becomes shunned by those around him and soon his only remaining visitors are his two beautifully dressed daughters. Goriot's fate is intertwined with two other fellow boarders: the young social climber Eugene Rastignac who sees a way to gain the acceptance and wealth he craves and the enigmatic figure of Vautrin who is hiding darker secrets than anyone. Weaving a compelling and panoramic story of love money self-sacrifice corruption greed and ambition Old Man Goriot is Balzac's acknowledged masterpiece. A key novel in his Com�die Humaine series it is a vividly realized portrait of bourgeois Parisian society in the years following the French Revolution.For more than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1700 titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.Read more


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