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Thérèse Desqueyroux
By: François Mauriac
Pages: 156
Published: 1927
Award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature (1952)
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François Mauriac's masterpiece and one of the greatest Catholic novels, Thérèse Desqueyroux is the haunting story of an unhappily married young woman whose desperation drives her to thoughts of murder.

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Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

May 25th, 2019

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wow! small and intense and wow!

Jan 5th, 2018

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Aug 31st, 2015

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For such a small work (a novella) it is a very powerful story of one woman and the 'prisons' which she inhabits. Her marriage brings her no happiness and she seeks to escape through poisoning her husband but her family works to avoid the scandal of a conviction. Instead they confine/imprison her in her home and when next encountered by her husband he is startled by her resemblance, through deprivation, to a portrait of a prisoner. This work reminds us that not all prisons are comprised of bricks and mortar. A haunting and compelling read.

Nov 19th, 2014

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