The Immoralist

The Immoralist

Book - 1996
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"The frail, scholarly Michel ... nearly dies of tuberculosis. He recovers ... what ensues is a wild flight into the realm of the senses that culminate in a remote outpost in the Sahara-- where Michel's hunger for new experiences at any cost bears lethal consequences"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1996
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780679741916
Branch Call Number: FICTION GIDE
Characteristics: xiv, 171 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Howard, Richard 1929-


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"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 hi... Read More »

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Sep 19, 2011

Michael, a scholar interested in ancient ruins, marries a woman chosen by his dying father. After his death, the couple go to Tunis. Here, Michael, also the narrator, becomes deathly ill, though recovers. The marriage itself is without passion, as Michael's carnal desire is focused outside the marriage. Despite Michaels' 'sexual deviance' the couple remain together, and nourish each other in a practical, but cautious, and cold manner. Not for all tastes.


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