La maison Nucingen PDF

Vautrin and Eugene de Rastignac, in Father Goriot. Vautrin over the body of Esther Van Gobseck, in The Splendors and Miseries of Courtesans. French writer Honoré de Balzac in the La Comédie humaine series. By the time the Comédie humaine la maison Nucingen PDF begins, Jacques Collin is an escaped convict and criminal mastermind fleeing from the police.


Eugène de Rastignac était devenu l’amant de Delphine de Nucingen, femme du grand banquier Nucingen en 1819 dans Le Père Goriot. En 1833, date à laquelle commence la Maison il rompt avec Delphine, mais il continue à travailler avec son mari dans des affaires frauduleuses, où il gagne beaucoup d’argent au point qu’il se trouve bientôt en position de prétendre au titre de pair de France.

The character first appears in the La Comédie humaine series using the name of Vautrin, so he is usually referred to in literary criticism under this name. Little is known about Collin’s early life. From the novels it can be gathered that he is born in or around 1779, has an above-average education and that he worked as an apprentice in a bank—a position his aunt Jacqueline had obtained for him. In the first decade of the 19th century he first came into contact with the criminal underworld.