Adolphe and the Red Notebook

Adolphe and the Red Notebook

by Benjamin Constant

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Adolphe and the Red Notebook by Benjamin Constant

In these two remarkable works, a brilliant, vain, long-suffering Frenchman describes the first twenty years of his life and their culmination in a tortured love affair with a possessive older woman. Constant attempted to conceal the fact that these two books were autobiographical. To his friends and acquaintances, however, it was clear that Adolphe was really Benjamin himself. Constant was an able parliamentarian, a champion of liberalism and the author of The History of Religion. Posterity, however, remembers him as the man who bared the anatomy of a destructive passion in the story of Adolphe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452008212
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 10/01/1986
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Benjamin Constant (1767-1830) was a French-Swiss po­litical writer and novelist. He combined a lively political career with a fertile literary output, while entertaining a series of liaisons with some of Frances most prominent women. Constant was an able parliamentarian, a cham­pion of liberalism and the author of The History of Reli­gion. Posterity, however, remembers him as the man who bared the anatomy of a destructive passion in the story of Adolphe (1816).

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