Modern Classics Her Lover (belle Du Seigneur)

Modern Classics Her Lover (belle Du Seigneur)

by Albert Cohen, David Coward

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Overview

Handsome, worldly and intelligent, Solal holds a position of enviable power in 1930s Geneva. But as Under-Secretary-General of the League of Nations, he has become bitterly disillusioned by international affairs and the self-serving people who surround him. His one hope for redemption is through love - and he embarks on the audacious seduction of Ariane, the beautiful, daydreaming wife of a dull-witted, social-climbing employee of the League. In Her Lover, Albert Cohen created a world humming with the many vivid and eccentric voices of its wonderfully observed characters. Brilliantly inventive and baroquely detailed, this magnificent novel is a merciless satire of middle-class manners and ambitions, and of the Byzantine machinations of global politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141188300
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 11/29/2005
Pages: 974
Sales rank: 926,948
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

David Coward is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Leeds and has translated many books from French for Penguin Classics.

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