"Aurélien" is a novel set in post-World War I Paris, following the life of the protagonist, a war veteran, who falls in love with a woman he sees in a café. However, the woman is already engaged to a friend of his, leading to a tumultuous love triangle. The book explores themes of love, war, and the struggle of the human condition, presenting a vivid picture of the social and political landscape of Paris during the 1920s.
The 2152nd greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- 51st on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
- 190th on The 500 best books of all time from Culture Café users (Culture Café)