Strait is the Gate by Andre Gide
(La Porte etroite)

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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. A devastating exploration of aestheticism taken to extremes, "Strait is the Gate" is a novel of haunting beauty that stimulates the mind and the emotions.
 

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Andre Gide was born in Paris in 1869 and died there in 1951. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947. His works include The Immoralist, The Counterfeiters, Strait is the Gate," "the autobiography If It Die . . .," "and three volumes of Journals." "He also wrote plays, essays, short stories, and books of travel.
 
Published January 1, 1971 by Penguin. 128 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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