Old Goriot

Old Goriot

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Eugene wants to get on in the world. So he has come to Paris, where the streets teem with chancers, criminals and social climbers and everyone is out for what they can get. When he finds a place to stay at a shabby boarding house, he sees a potential plan to make a fortune: the two beautiful, aristocratic women who mysteriously come at night to visit the lonely old lodger Goriot. Could they bring him the status and acceptance he craves? In the city nothing is as it seems though. Soon Eugene gets out of his depth in a world of greed and obsession that he could never have imagined. One that can only end in terrible tragedy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 30mm | 281.23g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 0141023392
  • 9780141023397
  • 1,150,517

About Honore de Balzac

Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) French journalist and writer, regarded as one of the creators of realism in literature. Balzac's huge production of novels and short stories are collected under the name La Comedie Humaine
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34,525 ratings
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4 37% (12,881)
3 25% (8,668)
2 7% (2,493)
1 2% (731)
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