The Immoralist

The Immoralist


Translator: David Watson
Introduction by: Alan Sheridan

Format
Paperback
Price
$13.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142180020
  • 144 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

In The Immoralist, André 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 discovers, 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.

The Immoralist

The Immoralist

Andre Gide, Translator: David Watson, Introduction by: Alan Sheridan

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