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Madeleine By Andre Gide

by Andre Gide

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The story of a great writer's marriage, a deeply disturbing account of Gide's feelings toward his beloved and long-suffering wife. "Ranks among the masterpieces of Gide's vibrating prose."-New York Times
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Madeleine by Andre Gide

Madeleine is the story of a great writer's marriage, a deeply disturbing account of Andre Gide's feelings towards his beloved and long-suffering wife. It was a relationship which Gide exalted-he termed it the central drama of his existence-yet deliberately shrouded in mystery. This was no ordinary marriage. Madeleine Rondeaux, two years older than her cousin Andre Gide, became his wife after Gide's first visit to Algeria. In his Journal, Gide refers to her as Emmanuele or as Em. Only in this book, published a few months after his death, does Gide call her by her real name and painfully reveal the nature of their life together. All of Gide's vast work may be viewed as a confession, impelled by his need to write what he believed to be true about himself. In Madeleine this act of confession reaches a crowning point. It is a complex tale by a complex man about a complex relationship. "Ranks among the masterpieces of Gide's vibrating prose. It is also the most tragic personal document to have emanated from Gide's pen."-New York Times.

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About Andre Gide

Winner of the Nobel Prize and one of the 20th century's major writers, Andre Gide (1869-1951) is best known for his novels The Immoralist, Strait is the Gate, and The Counterfeiters, and his Journals.

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Madeleine by Andre Gide
Andre Gide
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Ivan R Dee, Inc
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