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Gobseck is an 1830 novella by French author Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) and included in the Scènes de la vie privée section of his novel sequence La Comédie humaine. Gobseck first appeared in outline form in La Mode in March 1830 under the title l’Usurier (The Usurer), and then in August 1830 in the periodical Le Voleur. The actual novel appeared in a volume published by Mame-Delaunay under the title les Dangers de l’inconduite. This novel would appear in 1835 under the title of Papa Gobseck in a volume published by Madame Charles-Béchet. The definitive title of Gobseck would appear in 1842 in the Furne edition of La Comédie humaine.
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part of the series: La Comédie humaine
original title: Gobseck
language: French
date of publication: 1830
genre: novella, novel
characters: Anastasie de Restaud, Maître Derville, Jean-Esther van Gobseck
published in: La Comédie humaine
follows: Béatrix
followed by: A Woman of Thirty


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