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The Immoralist, Paperback / softback Book

The Immoralist Paperback / softback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series

Paperback / softback

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'To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom' - Andre Gide Michel had been a blindfold scholar until, newly married, he contracted tuberculosis.

His will to recover brings self-discovery and the growing desire to rebel against his background of culture, decency and morality.

But the freedom from constraints that Michel finds on his restless travels is won at great cost. And freedom itself, he finds, can be a burden. Gide's novel examines the inevitable conflicts that arise when a pleasure seeker challenges conventional society and, without moralizing, it raises complex issues involving the extent of personal responsibility.

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