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The confession of a child of the century

Author: Alfred de Musset; David Coward
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2013.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Napoleonic Wars are over. Octave, a young Parisian, loves his mistress Elise - until he witnesses her being unfaithful. In despair, he descends into decadence and libertinism. However, the death of his father takes Octave to the countryside where he falls in love with Brigitte, a young widow who spends most of her days caring for others.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred de Musset; David Coward
ISBN: 9780141391854 0141391855 9780141391847 0141391847
OCLC Number: 849721926
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "First published in French as La confession d'un enfant du siècle 1836"--Title page verso.
Description: xxviii, 285 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Confession d'un enfant du siècle.
Responsibility: Alfred de Musset ; translated and with an introduction and notes by David Coward.

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Offering a vivid, opulent portrayal of obsession and despair, this title is also a philosophical portrait of a man and his times, expressing the failed idealism of the Romantic generation of the  Read more...

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