Coup de Grace by MARGUERITE YOURCENARCoup de Grace by MARGUERITE YOURCENAR

Coup de Grace

byMARGUERITE YOURCENARTranslated byGrace Frick

Paperback | May 1, 1981

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Set in the Baltic provinces in the aftermath of World War I, Coup de Grace tells the story of an intimacy that grows between three young people hemmed in by civil war: Erick, a Prussian fighting with the White Russians against the Bolsheviks; Conrad, his best friend from childhood; and Sophie, whose unrequited love for Conrad becomes an unbearable burden.

Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-87) wrote plays, stories, poems, and novels, notable Memoirs of Hadrian. She was the first woman to be elected to the Academie Francaise.
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Title:Coup de GraceFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:164 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.4 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:May 1, 1981Publisher:Farrar, Straus And GirouxLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374516316

ISBN - 13:9780374516314

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"The eerie effect of [Yourcenar's] prose . . . is all the more extraordinary in that she was not present in Lithuania in the years immediately following World War I. Her accomplishment is like that of Stephen Crane in The Red Badge of Courage or Stendahl's in the Waterloo chapters of The Charterhouse of Parma." -Louis Auchincloss, The New York Times Book Review