The Immoralist

by Andre Gide, Alan Sheridan

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The Immoralist Synopsis

'To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom' - Andre Gide. Michel had been a blindfold scholar until, newly married, he contracted tuberculosis. His will to recover brings self-discovery and the growing desire to rebel against his background of culture, decency and morality. But the freedom from constraints that Michel finds on his restless travels is won at great cost. And freedom itself, he finds, can be a burden. Gide's novel examines the inevitable conflicts that arise when a pleasure seeker challenges conventional society and, without moralizing, it raises complex issues involving the extent of personal responsibility.

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ISBN: 9780141182995
Publication date: 04/05/2000
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780141182995
Publication date: 4th May 2000
Author: Andre Gide, Alan Sheridan
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

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