I can't remember where I picked this book up, but I recognized the author and it ended up on my nightstand.
It's a story of ambition and callousness in a young man wanting to move up in society, whatever it takes. He goes through girlfriends and wives and eventually the daughter of a rival to achieve his ends. Okay read.
Published: 1885 (this translation 1975) Read: November 2016 Genre: Classic fiction