Abbe Jules by Octave Mirbeau

Abbe Jules

byOctave MirbeauEditorNicoletta Simborowski

Kobo ebook | August 9, 2012

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Abbe Jules, first published in 1888, is the second part of Octave Mirbeau's autobiographical trilogy and tells the story of a priest's lifelong struggle with his passions. Narrated from the viewpoint of a small boy, it depicts the stifling atmosphere of petit bourgeois, provincial France, where family, education and religion conspire to produce individuals tortured by repressed desire, violent fantasies and forbidden lusts. Innocence is corrupted, pity and pain are inextricably linked in a novel which shows the influence of Naturalism, in its brutally realistic descriptions which echo Zola and Flaubert, side by side with passages of great lyricism and sensuality, as Mirbeau exercises the impressionist skills of Monet and Van Gogh. 'To see Mirbeau at his best one should turn to his second novel Abbe Jules.' Peter Fawcett in The Times Literary Supplement
Title:Abbe JulesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 9, 2012Publisher:Dedalus EbooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:190923253X

ISBN - 13:9781909232532

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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