Adolphe by Benjamin Constant

Adolphe is a privileged and refined young man, bored by the stupidity he perceives in the world around him. After a number of meaningless conquests, he at last encounters Ellenore, a beautiful and passionate older woman. Adolphe is enraptured and gradually wears down her resistance to his declarations of love. But as they embark on an intense and tortured affair, Ellenore gives way to a flood of emotion that only serves to repel her younger lover - yet he cannot bring himself to leave her and his procrastination can only bring tragedy. Partly inspired by Constant's own stormy affair with Madame de Staël, Adolphe (1816) is a penetrating psychological depiction of love that plumbs the depths of the passions, motives and inconsistencies of the human character.

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The 628th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 64th on Pour une Bibliothèque Idéale (Raymond Queneau)
  2. - Finest Works of Fiction (Martin Seymour-Smith and Editors)

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Adolphe Hardcover 16091340 $14.42
Adolphe Audible Audio Edition 144249 $21.13 2004
Adolphe;: A narrative found among the papers of an unknown person and ([Borzoi pocket books]) Hardcover 1714975 $12.00 1925
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Adolphe, suivi de Le Cahier rouge, et Cécile (French Edition) Mass Market Paperback 3319248 $9.95 $1.95 1973
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