The Ravishing of Lol Stein by Marguerite Duras

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The Ravishing of Lol Stein is a haunting early novel by the author of The Lover. Lol Stein is a beautiful young woman, securely married, settled in a comfortable life—and a voyeur. Returning with her husband and children to the town where, years before, her fiancé had abandoned her for another woman, she is drawn inexorably to recreate that long-past tragedy. She arranges a rendezvous for her friend Tatiana and Tatiana’s lover. She arranges to spy on them. And then, she goes one step further . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The 1846th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 71st on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)

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