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Gobseck Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Gobseck

GOBSECK is a novel first published in 1830.

This is the story of Gobseck, an old usurer who knows all the secrets of the high society of the Paris at the beginnings of the 19th century. We'll learn how helps a wealthy Count to dispossess his own wife who's squandering her fortune for her much younger lover.


This report prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   19th century Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   playing footsy while inconveniently married Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Wife

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   60's-90's

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   1 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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