Strait is the Gate

by Andre Gide

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

Strait is the Gate Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141185248
Publication date: 22nd February 2001
Author: Andre Gide
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Classic fiction (pre c 1945),

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