Adolphe by Benjamin Constant
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Adolphe by Benjamin Constant

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Adolphe is a privileged and refined young man, bored by the stupidity he perceives in the world around him. After a number of meaningless conquests, he at last encounters Ellenore, a beautiful and passionate older woman. Adolphe is enraptured and gradually wears down her resistance to his declarations of love. But as they embark on an intense and tortured affair, Ellenore gives way to a flood of emotion that only serves to repel her younger lover - yet he cannot bring himself to leave her and his procrastination can only bring tragedy. Partly inspired by Constant's own stormy affair with Madame de Stael, "Adolphe" (1816) is a penetrating psychological depiction of love that plumbs the depths of the passions, motives and inconsistencies of the human character.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140441345
ISBN-10: 0140441344
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 133mm x 8mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jul-1980
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Red Notebook by Benjamin Constant Red Notebook, Paperback (March 2012)

Published posthumously, The Red Notebook is an autobiographical account of the youth of the author of the seminal Romantic novel Adolphe, relating Constant's European travels and readings, as well as his first steps in society and romance.

Adolphe by Benjamin Constant Adolphe, Paperback (September 2010)

Translation originally published: Patheon Books, 1948.

Constant: Political Writings by Benjamin Constant Constant: Political Writings, Paperback (November 1988)

This 1988 book is an English translation of the major political works of Benjamin Constant.

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