The Woman Of The Pharisees by François Mauriac

The novel is a penetrating character study set in early 20th-century France, told through the eyes of a young man reflecting on his past. It centers around a devoutly Catholic woman, whose outward piety and strict adherence to religious principles mask a deep-seated pride and a penchant for manipulation. As the narrator recounts his experiences with this woman, who is closely associated with his family, the narrative explores themes of hypocrisy, morality, and the complex interplay between religion and human nature. The woman's influence on those around her leads to various personal tragedies, revealing the dangers of self-righteousness and the often harsh judgment she imposes on others in the name of virtue.

The 6213th greatest book of all time


Published
1941
Nationality
French
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
French

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