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Le Pere Goriot by  Honore de Balzac - Hardcover - 1980 - from E Ridge fine Books and Biblio.com

Le Pere Goriot

by Balzac, Honore de

Condition: Fine


The Franklin Library. Fine. 1980. Hardcover. The Franklin Library, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine A few minor scratches to gilt page ends, no other defects; very nearly As New. Pages are clean and crisp, the binding is tight and square; book appears unread. This is a beautiful faux leather (leatherette) edition. Blue boards, three raised bands to spine, all edges gilt, elaborate gilt decoration to covers and spine, patterned endpapers. A handsome copy. " This fine example of the French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial ruin. " ; 6.9 X 4.2 X 0.6 inches; 376 pp. pages .

Madame Vauquer, nee de Conflans, est une vieille femme qui, depuis quarante ans, tient a Paris une pension bourgeoise etablie rue Neuve-Sainte-Genevieve, entre le quartier latin et le faubourg Saint-Marceau. Cette pension, connue sous le nom de la Maison-Vauquer, admet egalement des hommes et des femmes, des jeunes gens et des vieillards, sans que jamais la medisance ait attaque les moeurs de ce respectable etablissement.




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