Penguin Books, 1952, Softcover, Book Condition: Good
Penguin Books 881. Translated from the French by Dorothy Bussy. A delicate boy growing up in Paris, Jerome Palissier spends many summers at his uncle's house in the Normandy countryside, where the whole world seems 'steeped in azure'. There he falls deeply in love with his cousin Alissa and she with him. But gradually Alissa becomes convinced that Jerome's love for her is endangering his soul. In the interests of his salvation, she decides to suppress everything that is beautiful in herself - in both mind and body. Tear to top of front/spine edge. 143 pages. Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Fiction; Inventory No: 114294.