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The middle-aged and dissolute poet Albert de Lincel pursues Stéphanie, marquise de Rostan who, although attracted, continually rebuffs him. What is the problem? Is it Albert’s notorious affair twenty years previously with the celebrated writer Antonia Black? Set as a story within a story, the desperate Albert recounts the true tale of his stormy relationship with Antonia, hoping to set the record straight. But Stéphanie’s reluctance, moved though she is, has another cause. She has given her heart to a man far away, toiling at the great novel which will make his name.
No. of pages: 416
Publication date: 03.06.2022
Re-print date: 03.06.2022
978 1 912868 80 3
World English in this translation