Honoré De Balzac

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Honoré De Balzac’s Old Goriot

1. A French social commentary, but a bildungsroman with familiar elements. Without understanding too much of the background French – specifically in Paris – social context which Honoré de Balzac based his text upon, the reader can relate to the marked stratification of social classes, and the corresponding need for the protagonist Eugène de Rastignac … Continue reading

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