By | October 12, 2017
Climates Author Andre Maurois
ISBN-10 1590515382
ISBN-13 9781590515389
Year 2012-12-04
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Other Press
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Written in 1928 by French biographer and novelist Andre Maurois Climates became a best seller in France and all over Europe The first 100 000 copies printed of its Russian translation sold out the day they appeared in Moscow bookstores This magnificently written novel about a double conjugal failure is imbued with subtle yet profound psychological insights of a caliber that arguably rivals Tolstoy s Here Phillipe Marcenat an erudite yet conventional industrialist from central France falls madly in love with and marries the beautiful but unreliable Odile despite his family s disapproval Soon Phillipe s possessiveness and jealousy drive her away Brokenhearted Phillipe then marries the devoted and sincere Isabelle and promptly inflicts on his new wife the very same woes he endured at the hands of Odile But Isabelle s integrity and determination to save her marriage adds yet another dimension to this extraordinary work on the dynamics and vicissitudes of love

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