The Immoralist

The Immoralist

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by Andre Gide
     
 

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In The Immoralist, Andre Gide presents the confessional account of a man seeking the truth of his own nature. The story's protagonist, Michel, knows nothing about love when he marries the gentle Marceline out of duty to his father. On the couple's honeymoon to Tunisia, Michel becomes very ill, and during his recovery he meets a young Arab boy whose radiant health and… See more details below

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In The Immoralist, Andre Gide presents the confessional account of a man seeking the truth of his own nature. The story's protagonist, Michel, knows nothing about love when he marries the gentle Marceline out of duty to his father. On the couple's honeymoon to Tunisia, Michel becomes very ill, and during his recovery he meets a young Arab boy whose radiant health and beauty captivate him. An awakening for him both sexually and morally, Michel discovers a new freedom in seeking to live according to his own desires. But, as he also comes to find, freedom can be a burden. A frank defense of homosexuality and a challenge to prevailing ethical concepts, The Immoralist is a literary landmark, marked by Gide's masterful, pure, simple style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142180020
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
581,227
Product dimensions:
5.05(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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