Synopses & Reviews
A travelling hedonist attempts to transcend the limitations of conventional morality by surrendering to his appetites in this well-known work by a master of modern French literature. Much acclaimed for his perception and purity of style, André Gide (1869-1951) received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947. In The Immoralist, his classic examination of individual freedom and identity, he fuses autobiographical elements with both biblical and classical symbolism. Stanley Appelbaum skillfully preserves the passion and intensity of the original in his new English translation.
One of Gide's best-known works, The Immoralist concerns the unhappy consequences of amoral hedonism, telling the story of a man who travels through Europe and North Africa and attempts to transcend the limitations of conventional morality. The author's simplicity of style is skillfully retained in this translation, which also preserves the passion of the original.
Table of Contents
Introduction Map of Places Mentioned The Immoralist L'Immoraliste Preface Preface A Monsieur D. R. To Mr. D. R. Premiere Partie Part One Deuxieme Partie Part Two Troisieme Partie Part Three