Adolphe by Benjamin Constant

"Adolphe" is a semi-autobiographical novel that tells the story of a young man, Adolphe, who falls in love with an older woman, Ellénore. The novel explores the complexities and consequences of their illicit love affair, as Adolphe struggles with his feelings and societal expectations. The story delves into themes of love, power, freedom, and the individual versus society, offering a profound psychological and moral insight into human nature.

The 1188th greatest book of all time


Published
1816
Nationality
Swiss
Type
Fiction
Pages
100-200
Words
23,000
Original Language
French

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