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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication date September 1, 2003
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786118823
ISBN-10 0786118822
Dimensions 1 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $56.95
Other format details audio
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: [Audio CASSETTE Library Edition in vinyl case.]

[Read by Frederick Davidson]

Balzac's universally loved novel explores the great theme of money and its effect on the human character. Old Goriot is a lodger at Madame Vanquer's Parisian boarding house. At first, his wealth inspires respect, but as his circumstances are reduced, he is gradually shunned by the others. He moves into smaller and less desirable rooms in the house, and soon his only remaining visitors are two beautiful young women. The mystery as to who they are and what is happening to Goriot's fortune involves several other boarders, including Rastignac, an ambitious youth who hopes to rise in society.

With its complicities and alliances, mysteries and betrayals, passions and ambitions, the house becomes a microcosm of the grasping Parisian society of the 1820s -- a perfect setting for Balzac's masterful portrayal of la comédie humaine, the whole comedic parade of human life.

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
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.
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
 
The price comparison is for this edition
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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