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By François Mauriac,Raymond N. MacKenzie

François Mauriac's masterpiece and one of many maximum Catholic novels, Thérèse Desqueyroux is the haunting tale of an unhappily married younger lady whose desperation drives her to ideas of homicide. Mauriac paints an unforgettable portrait of non secular isolation and melancholy, yet he additionally dramatizes the complicated realities of forgiveness, grace, and redemption. Set within the nation-state outdoors Bordeaux, in a quarter of overwhelming warmth and surprising storms, the novel's panorama displays the internal global of Thérèse, a determine who has captured the imaginations of readers for generations.

Raymond N. MacKenzie's new translation of Thérèse Desqueyroux, the 1st on the grounds that 1947, captures the poetic lyricism of Mauriac's prose in addition to the depth of his stream-of-consciousness narrative. MacKenzie additionally presents notes and a biographical and interpretive advent to assist readers higher enjoy the mastery of François Mauriac, who used to be provided the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1952. This quantity additionally contains a translation of "Conscience, The Divine Instinct," Mauriac's first draft of the tale, by no means earlier than on hand in English.

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By François Mauriac,Raymond N. MacKenzie

François Mauriac's masterpiece and one of many maximum Catholic novels, Thérèse Desqueyroux is the haunting tale of an unhappily married younger lady whose desperation drives her to ideas of homicide. Mauriac paints an unforgettable portrait of non secular isolation and melancholy, yet he additionally dramatizes the complicated realities of forgiveness, grace, and redemption. Set within the nation-state outdoors Bordeaux, in a quarter of overwhelming warmth and surprising storms, the novel's panorama displays the internal global of Thérèse, a determine who has captured the imaginations of readers for generations.

Raymond N. MacKenzie's new translation of Thérèse Desqueyroux, the 1st on the grounds that 1947, captures the poetic lyricism of Mauriac's prose in addition to the depth of his stream-of-consciousness narrative. MacKenzie additionally presents notes and a biographical and interpretive advent to assist readers higher enjoy the mastery of François Mauriac, who used to be provided the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1952. This quantity additionally contains a translation of "Conscience, The Divine Instinct," Mauriac's first draft of the tale, by no means earlier than on hand in English.

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