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Old Goriot
by Honore de Balzac and Marion Ayton Crawford


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140440171
  • ISBN-10: 0140440178
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: May 1951
  • Page Count: 303
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 5.07 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds

Series: Penguin Classics

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