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Belle du Seigneur

Author: Cohen, Albert Set In . . .
 Europe, Switzerland, Geneva
Genre: Historical Novel
Time Frame: 1930s
Published: 1968
Description: Set in Geneva in the 1930s, Albert Cohen's endlessly inventive satire of middle-class manners and ambition revolves around Solal, a man of remarkable gifts and disappointed ideals. As Under-Secretary-General of the League of Nations, he has become disillusioned with a world dominated by personal and national interest. His one hope for redemption is through love, and he embarks on the seduction of the beautiful Ariane, wife of the dull-witted Adrien Deume, who works for Solal.
  
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