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Old Goriot
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication date March 20, 2011
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781441784605
ISBN-10 1441784608
Dimensions 1.25 by 7.25 by 7 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $100.00
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: [Audio CD 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 com├ędie humaine, the whole comedic parade of human life.

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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
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (April 1, 2013)
9781441784612 | details & prices | 5.75 × 6.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $29.95
This edition also contains Old Goriot, Old Goriot
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Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (March 20, 2011)
9781441784605 | details & prices | 7.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $100.00
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