Adolphe (Penguin Classics)

Adolphe (Penguin Classics)

Benjamin Constant


Adolphe is a privileged and sophisticated younger guy, bored by means of the stupidity he perceives on the planet round him. After a couple of meaningless conquests, he ultimately encounters Ellenore, a gorgeous and passionate older lady. Adolphe is enraptured and steadily wears down her resistance to his declarations of affection. yet as they embark on an excessive and tortured affair, Ellenore offers approach to a flood of emotion that basically serves to repel her more youthful lover - but he can't carry himself to go away her and his procrastination can merely convey tragedy. in part encouraged via Constant's personal stormy affair with Madame de Staël, Adolphe (1816) is a penetrating mental depiction of affection that plumbs the depths of the passions, reasons and inconsistencies of the human character.

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