Coup De Grace
By (author) Marguerite Yourcenar
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Coup De Grace by Marguerite Yourcenar
Book DescriptionSet 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374516314
(201mm x 114mm x 12mm)
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marguerite Yourcenar
Memoirs of Hadrian, Paperback (December 2000)
The Emperor Hadrian writes a valedictory letter to Marcus Aurelius, his future successor. The Emperor meditates on his past, describing his accession, military triumphs, love of poetry and music, and the philosophy that informed his powerful and far-flung rule. This work recreates the life and death of one of the great rulers of the ancient world.
Blue Tale and Other Stories, Hardback (November 1995)
This collection includes three stories written between 1927 and 1930. They cover a range of themes, from an allegory on greed, to a scene from the war of the sexes, to a witchhunt that obsessively creates its own quarry. The title story is a fantastic attempt to describe reality in tones of blue.
Alexis, Paperback (December 1985)
It was with Alexis that, in 1928, Marguerite Yourcenar began her career as a novelist. The book remains one of the stellar literary debuts of the century. Yourcenar has created a moving meditation on the relationship between pleasure and love.
Oriental Tales, Paperback» View all books by Marguerite Yourcenar
"From China to Japan, the Balkans to India, "Oriental Tales" addresses love, conquest, betrayal, murder, religion, and passion in an eloquent and exquisite telling."--"Kirkus Reviews."
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Author Biography - Marguerite Yourcenar
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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