Strait is the Gate by André Gide

Strait is the Gate (French: La Porte Étroite) is a 1909 French novel written by André Gide. It was translated into English by Dorothy Bussy. It probes the complexities and terrors of adolescence and growing up. Based on a Freudian interpretation, the story uses the influences of childhood experience and the misunderstandings that can arise between two people. Strait is the Gate taps the unassuaged memory of Gide's unsuccessful wooing of his cousin between 1888 and 1891.Much of the story is written as an epistolary novel between the Protagonist Jerome and his love Alissa. Much of the end of the novel is taken up by an exploration into Alissa's journal that details most of the events of the novel from her perspective.

The 1385th greatest fiction book of all time


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STRAIT IS THE GATE V27 Paperback 16052715 $19.90 $1.97 1956
STRAIT IS THE GATE (MODERN CLASSICS S.) Paperback 12819324 $136.72 $0.27
Strait Is The Gate Trans. Dorothy Bussy Hardcover 7196830 $9.99
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Strait Is the Gate (Twentieth Century Classics) Paperback 11153276 $105.20 $2.93 1990
Strait Is the Gate Hardcover 3062889 $25.59 1980
Strait is the Gate; (Bussy, Dorothy [Translator] Hardcover 8225121 $4.00 1948
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