Strait is the Gate (Penguin Modern Classics)

Strait is the Gate (Penguin Modern Classics)

By: Andre Gide (author), Dorothy Bussy (translator)Paperback

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A delicate boy growing up in Paris, Jerome Palissier spends many summers at his uncle's house in the Normandy countryside, where the whole world seems 'steeped in azure'. There he falls deeply in love with his cousin Alissa and she with him. But gradually Alissa becomes convinced that Jerome's love for her is endangering his soul. In the interests of his salvation, she decides to suppress everything that is beautiful in herself - in both mind and body. A devastating exploration of aestheticism taken to extremes, Strait is the Gate is a novel of haunting beauty that stimulates the mind and the emotions.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780141185248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9780141185248
  • weight: 100
  • ISBN10: 0141185244
  • translations: French
  • language of text: English

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