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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date May 1, 1951
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140440171
ISBN-10 0140440178
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $13.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Eugene Rastignac, a young law student living in a boarding house, meets fellow lodger, Goriot, a ruined merchant who receives occasional secret visits from his daughters
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Honoré de Balzac’s great theme was money, and in his best-loved novel, Old Goriot, he explored its uses and abuses with the particularity of a poet. A shabby Parisian boarding house in 1819 is the setting where his colorful characters collide. These include an elderly retired merchant called Old Goriot, who has bankrupted himself for the sake of his two rapacious, social-climbing daughters, Delphine and Anastasie; a mysterious and sinister conspirator named Vautrin; Victorine, a disinherited heiress; and a naive and impoverished law student from the country, Eugène de Rastignac.  

Rastignac is appalled at first by the greed and corruption he finds in Paris, but he soon sets his sights on conquering high society. He joins forces with the array of schemers who surround him, while the suffering, self-sacrificing Goriot yearns in vain for his daughters’ love. The sprawling, vibrant, and turbulent Paris of the post-Napoleonic era is itself a major character in the novel, an emblem of the social upheaval that Balzac portrays so brilliantly. Old Goriot was the first of Balzac’s novels to employ his famous technique of recurring characters, and it has come to be seen as the keystone in his grand project, The Human Comedy.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 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.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679405351
 
With Ellen Marriage | Reprint edition from Everymans Library (November 1, 1991)
9780679405351 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Eugene Rastignac, a young law student living in a boarding house, meets fellow lodger, Goriot, a ruined merchant who receives occasional secret visits from his daughters
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140440171 Book cover for 9780141023397 Book cover for 9781494749842
 
With Honore de Balzac | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 20, 2013)
9781494749842 | details & prices | 32 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.08 in. | List price $8.99
This edition also contains Old Goriot, Old Goriot
About: Christmas Summary Classics This series contains summary of Classic books such as Emma, Arne, Arabian Nights, Pride and prejudice, Tower of London, Wealth of Nations etc.
With Honore de Balzac | from Gardners Books (January 26, 2006)
9780141023397 | details & prices | 368 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $12.45
About: Eugene wants to get on in the world.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Marion Ayton Crawford | from Penguin Classics (May 1, 1951)
9780140440171 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Eugene Rastignac, a young law student living in a boarding house, meets fellow lodger, Goriot, a ruined merchant who receives occasional secret visits from his daughters
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786118823
 
With Frederick Davidson (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (September 1, 2003)
9780786118823 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $56.95
About: [Audio CASSETTE Library Edition in vinyl case.

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