In what is considered one of his best works, Honroé de Balzac vividly depicts the lives of three individuals living together in a boarding house: the elderly Goriot, mysterious Vautrin and naïve Rastignac, a young man from the providence's trying to secure a high social status in 19th-century Paris. Helpful footnotes, comprehension and grammar exercises, historical background notes and an audio CD are included with this 1,800-word text. ©2013. French. Advanced level. High School. 6 x 8 inches. Softcover, 143 pages.
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