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Strait is the Gate by Andre Gide
  

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Strait is the Gate by Andre Gide

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.

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Publication date

22nd February 2001

Author

Andre Gide

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Publisher

Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

ISBN

9780141185248

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