Thérèse Desqueyroux by François Mauriac

Francois Mauriac's masterpiece and one of the greatest Catholic novels, Therese Desqueyroux is the haunting story of an unhappily married young woman whose desperation drives her to thoughts of murder. Mauriac paints an unforgettable portrait of spiritual isolation and despair, but he also dramatizes the complex realities of forgiveness, grace, and redemption. Set in the countryside outside Bordeaux, in a region of overwhelming heat and sudden storms, the novel's landscape reflects the inner world of Therese, a figure who has captured the imaginations of readers for generations. Raymond N. MacKenzie's translation of Therese Desqueyroux, the first since 1947, captures the poetic lyricism of Mauriac's prose as well as the intensity of his stream-of-consciousness narrative. MacKenzie also provides notes and a biographical and interpretive introduction to help readers better appreciate the mastery of Francois Mauriac, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1952. This volume also includes a translation of "Conscience, The Divine Instinct," Mauriac's first draft of the story, never before available in English.

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The 2397th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 35th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Therese Desqueyroux (in French) Paperback 6568039 $22.85 $7.49 1955
Therese Desqueyroux, 2nd edn (Textes Francais Classics Et Modern) (French Edition) Paperback 10633068 $61.85 $11.89 1996
Thérèse Desqueyroux (Les Cahiers Rouges) (French Edition) Kindle Edition 580202 $5.99 2014
Thérèse Desqueyroux Paperback 7292289 $2.49 1964
Therese Desqueyroux Hardcover 8792474 $59.09 $54.04 2005
Therese Desqueyroux Kindle Edition 310070 $9.99 2005
Therese Desqueyroux* (French Edition) Paperback 12227323 $2.69
Thérèse Desqueyroux Paperback 11980076 $2.93
Therese Desqueyroux Paperback 5767680 $6.13 $12.19 2013
Therese Desqueyroux (in French) Paperback 576565 $27.95 $11.00 1989
Therese Desqueyroux (Sheed & Ward Book) Paperback 1872019 $19.53 $1.91 2005
Thérèse Desqueyroux (Macmillan Modern French Literature Series) Paperback 5851710 $0.97
Thérèse Desqueyroux (French Edition) Pocket Book 394128 $8.53 $1.31 1989