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The Resource Old Man Goriot, Honore de Balzac ; introduction by Graham Robb ; translated by Olivia McCannon

Old Man Goriot, Honore de Balzac ; introduction by Graham Robb ; translated by Olivia McCannon

Label
Old Man Goriot
Title
Old Man Goriot
Statement of responsibility
Honore de Balzac ; introduction by Graham Robb ; translated by Olivia McCannon
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • Not everyone who lodges with Madame Vauquer is quite what they seem. The penniless student Rastignac is poised to buy the finest waistcoat in Paris; old man Goriot, lodged in the cheapest room, is visited by two wealthy women; while the jovial merchant, Vautrin, makes clandestine midnight excursions. As the fates of the three intertwine, Rastignac faces terrible choices that will define the man he is to become. The keystone of Balzac's Human Comedy and his acknowledged masterpiece, Old Man Goriot is the tale of an old man's obsession and a young man's ambition. Set in the wake of the Revolution, when old aristocracy and new wealth vied for supremacy, it portrays a world where love and money are tragically conjoined. --
  • This new translation by Olivia McCannon captures all the wit and adventure of the original, and includes detailed notes, a map, reading list and chronology. Graham Robb's introduction vividly sets the work in its literary and social context, considering its genesis, innovations and its influence on the novelists who followed in Balzac's footsteps. --Book Jacket
Member of
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1799-1850
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Balzac, Honor⥠de
Dewey number
843.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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McCannon, Olivia
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Older men
  • Boardinghouses
  • Paris (France)
Label
Old Man Goriot, Honore de Balzac ; introduction by Graham Robb ; translated by Olivia McCannon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the French
  • "First published in French as 'Le Pᥲe Goriot' 1835" --t.p. verso
  • Formerly CIP
Control code
000047944899
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 286 p.
Isbn
9780140449723
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Label
Old Man Goriot, Honore de Balzac ; introduction by Graham Robb ; translated by Olivia McCannon
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the French
  • "First published in French as 'Le Pᥲe Goriot' 1835" --t.p. verso
  • Formerly CIP
Control code
000047944899
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 286 p.
Isbn
9780140449723
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :

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