The Immoralist is Michel, sickly, tubercular, academic, married at 24 to a woman he slowly learns to love. Idolizing health, determined to become strong, "harmonious," "sensual," he concentrates on his body's strength and Pleasure. His marriage declines in importance. As he recognizes his sexual impulses, his cynicism grows, and he abandons duty for the satisfaction of the moment.
Andre Gide was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1947. He is the author of numerous plays, essays, short stories, The Counterfeiters (a novel) and three volumes of Journals.
This paperback book is in readable condition with spine creases and a spine tear, cover wear, and a bend.