The Immoralist

The Immoralist

Book - 1996
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"The frail, scholarly Michel ... nearly dies of tuberculosis. He recovers ... what ensues is a wild flight into the realm of the senses that culminate in a remote outpost in the Sahara-- where Michel's hunger for new experiences at any cost bears lethal consequences"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, ©1996.
Edition: First Vintage International edition.
ISBN: 9780679741916
0679741917
Characteristics: xiv, 171 pages ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Howard, Richard 1929-- Translator

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Sep 19, 2011

Michael, a scholar interested in ancient ruins, marries a woman chosen by his dying father. After his death, the couple go to Tunis. Here, Michael, also the narrator, becomes deathly ill, though recovers. The marriage itself is without passion, as Michael's carnal desire is focused outside the marriage. Despite Michaels' 'sexual deviance' the couple remain together, and nourish each other in a practical, but cautious, and cold manner. Not for all tastes.

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