Old Goriot

Blackstone Audio Inc.

Narrated by Frederick Davidson

10 hr 24 min
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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 Vauquer's Parisian boardinghouse. 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 comedie humaine, the whole comedic parade of human life.
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Publisher
Blackstone Audio Inc.
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Published on
Mar 8, 2011
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Duration
10h 24m 43s
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ISBN
9781481578745
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Literary
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Eligible for Family Library

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