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Immoralist, the (1902) [Novel]
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First published in 1902 and immediately assailed for its themes of omnisexual abandon and perverse aestheticism, The Immoralist is the novel that launched André Gide’s reputation as one of France’s most audacious literary stylists, a groundbreaking work that opens the door onto a universe of unfettered impulse whose possibilities still seem exhilarating and shocking.

Gide’s protagonist is the frail, scholarly Michel, who shortly after his wedding nearly dies of tuberculosis. He recovers only through the ministrations of his wife, Marceline, and his sudden, ruthless determination to live a life unencumbered by God or values. What ensues is a wild flight into the realm of the senses that culminates in a remote outpost in the Sahara—where Michel’s hunger for new experiences at any cost bears lethal consequences.

Original title: L'Immoraliste
Original languages: French

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction
FictionGay & LesbianGay Male

Notes:

  • Dedication: "TO HENRI GHEON his steadfast comrade A. G."

Edition #1: The Immoralist

The Immoralist (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: David Watson
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Manifested in:

The Immoralist (August 28, 2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0142180025
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 x 0.4 in
Pages: 144

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Edition #2: The Immoralist

The Immoralist (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Stanley Appelbaum
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Manifested in:

The Immoralist (July 11, 1996)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486292371
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.1 x 0.3 in
Pages: 112

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Edition #3: The Immoralist

The Immoralist (1970)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Richard Howard
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Manifested in:

Immoralist, the (February 13, 1902)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0679741917
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.0 x 0.6
Pages: 192

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Edition #4: The Immoralist

The Immoralist (1930)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Dorothy Bussy
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Manifested in:
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The Immoralist (1948)

Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Knopf
Pages: 205

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