Book :: Old Goriot

Old Goriot
By: Honoré de Balzac
Pages: 370
Published: 1835
Genre(s): France
Literary Fiction
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Eugne 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 they can get. When he finds a place to stay at a shabby boarding house, he sees a potential plan to make a fortune: the two beautiful, aristocratic women who mysteriously come at night to visit the lonely old lodger Goriot. Could they...

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