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"Gobseck" by Honoré de Balzac is a gripping and introspective novella that delves into the complexities of human nature and the pursuit of wealth. The story follows the enigmatic and calculating moneylender, Gobseck, as he navigates the corrupt world of Parisian society in the early 19th century.

Balzac's writing is both evocative and thought-provoking, drawing the reader into a world of greed, manipulation, and moral decay. The characters are richly developed, with Gobseck standing out as a fascinating and morally ambiguous figure. The novella's exploration of the consequences of greed and the struggle for power is both timeless and haunting.

Overall, "Gobseck" is a compelling and immersive read that offers a glimpse into the darker aspects of human nature. Balzac's masterful storytelling and insightful commentary on society make this novella a must-read for fans of classic literature.

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Part of the La Comedie Humane and something of a sequence to Balzac's Father Goriot, the short book's title is the name of the pawn broker/money lender the father Goriot utilized to maintain his spoiled daughters in the luxury he had accustomed them to. This is a continuation of the tale of one of those daughters, Mme Restaud.

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