The Devil in the Flesh

The Devil in the Flesh

By (author) Raymond Radiguet

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"The Devil in the Flesh," one of the finest, most delicate love stories ever written, is set in Paris during the last year of the First World War. The narrator, a boy of 16, tells of his love affair with Martha Lacombe, a young woman whose soldier husband is away at the front. With an accuracy of insight that is almost ruthless, he describes his conflicting emotions--the pride of an adolescent on the verge of manhood and the pain of a child thrust too fast into maturity.The liaison soon becomes a scandal, and their friends, horrified and incredulous, refuse to accept what is happening--even when the affair reaches its tragic climax.

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 14mm | 158.76g
  • 01 Sep 2005
  • Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • Reprinted edition
  • 0714534021
  • 9780714534022
  • 368,295

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