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Adolphe : Penguin Classics - Benjamin Constant


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Paperback Published: December 1980
ISBN: 9780140441345
Number Of Pages: 128
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Adolphe enjoys all the advantages of a noble birth and an intellectual ability, yet he is haunted by the meaninglessness of life. Thus, he merely seeks distraction in the pursuit of the beautiful, but older and married Ellenore. The young Adolphe, inexperienced in the language of love, fallsfor her unexpectedly and falters under the burden of an illicit love that is destructive to his public career. Unable to commit himself fully to Ellenore, and yet unwilling to face the pain he would cause by leaving her, Adolphe finds himself incapable of resolving an increasingly tragic situation.Written in a clear and thoughtful style, Adolphe (1816) reveals Constant's own experiences in love, while reflecting his anxieties for the possibility of any authentic commitment to someone other than ourselves, whether emotional or political, in a disenchanted world.

Introductionp. vii
Note on the Textp. xxviii
Select Bibliographyp. xxx
A Chronology of Benjamin Constantp. xxxii
Adolphep. 1
Preface to the second editionp. 81
Explanatory Notesp. 85
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ISBN: 9780140441345
ISBN-10: 0140441344
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: December 1980
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.1
Edition Number: 1