Alien Hearts

Alien Hearts

eBook - 2011
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Alien Hearts "was the last novel that Guy de Maupassant completed before succumbing to the effects of tertiary syphilis of which he was to die at forty-three. It is the most original and surprising of his novels and the one in which he attains a truly tragic perception of the wounded human heart. "Alien Hearts "is the story of lovers bound by bitterness as much as by passion. Maupassant's hero falls for a woman of the world, a glacially dazzling beauty whose past with an abusive husband leads her to hold him-and everyone-at arm's length. He seeks solace with a servant girl, but remains racked by pointless infatuation.
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781590174395
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Howard, Richard 1929-
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Sep 30, 2012

Not a plot-driven novel - but a great character study. I've never looked at love in quite the same way before. If you haven't had a chance, do try the selections from the NYRB publishers.


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