Madeleine by Andre GideMadeleine by Andre Gide


byAndre Gide, Justin O'Brien

Paperback | August 1, 1989

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Madeleine is the story of a great writer's marriage, a deeply disturbing account of André Gide's feelings towards his beloved and long-suffering wife. It was a relationship which Gide exalted-he termed it the central drama of his existence-yet deliberately shrouded in mystery. This was no ordinary marriage. Madeleine Rondeaux, two years older than her cousin André Gide, became his wife after Gide's first visit to Algeria. In his Journal, Gide refers to her as Emmanuèle or as Em. Only in this book, published a few months after his death, does Gide call her by her real name and painfully reveal the nature of their life together. All of Gide's vast work may be viewed as a confession, impelled by his need to write what he believed to be true about himself. In Madeleine this act of confession reaches a crowning point. It is a complex tale by a complex man about a complex relationship. "Ranks among the masterpieces of Gide's vibrating prose. It is also the most tragic personal document to have emanated from Gide's pen."-New York Times.
Winner of the Nobel Prize and one of the 20th century's major writers, Andre Gide (1869-1951) is best known for his novels The Immoralist, Strait is the Gate, and The Counterfeiters, and his Journals.
Title:MadeleineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 8.58 × 5.64 × 0.34 inPublished:August 1, 1989Publisher:Ivan R. Dee

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ISBN - 10:0929587197

ISBN - 13:9780929587196

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