The Lover (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Marguerite Duras

The Lover (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

byMarguerite Duras

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A sensational international bestseller, and winner of Frances' coveted Prix Goncourt, 'The Lover' is an unforgettable portrayal of the incandescent relationship between two lovers, and of the hate that slowly tears the girl's family apart.Saigon, 1930s: a poor young French girl meets the elegant son of a wealthy Chinese family. Soon they are lovers, locked into a private world of passion and intensity that defies all the conventions of their society.A sensational international bestseller, 'The Lover' is disturbing, erotic, masterly and simply unforgettable.

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Marguerite Duras was one of Europe's most distinguished writers. The author of many novels and screenplays, she is perhaps best known outside France for her filmscript Hiroshima Mon Amour and her Prix Goncourt-winning novel THE LOVER, also filmed. Her other books include LA DOLEUR, BLUE EYES BLACK HAIR, SUMMER RAIN and THE NORTH CHINA ...
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Title:The Lover (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pagesPublished:May 19, 2016Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007205007

ISBN - 13:9780007205004

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'Rarely have I read a novel so flawlessly written.' Spectator'Very beautiful, highly intelligent, enjoyable and original.' Sunday Times'Perfect, a "tour de force".accessible in the way Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice" or D.M. Thomas's "The White Hotel" are accessible.dealing successfully with the strong themes of erotic love and death.' New York Times Book Review'A spectacular success.' Edmund White