Old Man Goriot

Old Man Goriot


Translator: Olivia McCannon
Introduction by: Graham Robb

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140449723
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A witty and reflective look at a society driven by social ambition and lust for riches-in a brilliant new translation.

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 he can get. When he finds a place to stay at a shabby boarding house, he sees the potential to make a fortune in two beautiful, aristocratic women who visit the lonely old lodger Goriot. Could they bring Eugene the status and acceptance he craves? Nothing is as it seems in Paris, however, and soon he is over his head in a world of greed and obsession.

Old Man Goriot

Old Man Goriot

Honore de Balzac, Translator: Olivia McCannon, Introduction by: Graham Robb

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