The Immoralist by André Gide [1957 PAPERBACK]

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The Immoralist by André Gide

SIXTH U.S. PAPERBACK PRINTING [1957] VINTAGE BOOKS

Excellent vintage reading copy.   Pages read like new.  Cover has discoloration / fading but is structurally solid. 


In The Immoralist , André Gide presents the confessional account of a man seeking the truth of his own nature. The story's protagonist, Michel, knows nothing about love when he marries the gentle Marceline out of duty to his father.

On the couple's honeymoon to Tunisia, Michel becomes very ill, and during his recovery he meets a young Arab boy whose radiant health and beauty captivate him. An awakening for him both sexually and morally, Michel discovers a new freedom in seeking to live according to his own desires. But, as he also discovers, freedom can be a burden. A frank defense of homosexuality and a challenge to prevailing ethical concepts, The Immoralist is a literary landmark, marked by Gide's masterful, pure, simple style.