Chateau D'Argol (Paperback)
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An isolated castle stands in a wild, desolate landscape, surrounded by dark woods. Its new owner, a rich, dissolute young man, has invited his best friend to stay. When he arrives, he brings with him a radiant, seductive and strangely detached young woman. She, in turn, will bring death and destruction to the Chateau d'Argol.
With its opulent, atmospheric descriptions of a savage, surreal Breton landscape and its exquisite sense of foreboding, Chateau d'Argol is a work of beauty and terror.
Pushkin Collection editions feature a spare, elegant series style and superior, durable components. The Collection is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken Premium White Paper and notch-bound by the independently owned printer TJ International in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are printed on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. Both paper and cover board are acid-free and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
About the Author
Julien Gracq (1910-2007) taught history and geography in various lycees. A close friend of Andre Breton, his work was inspired by German Romanticism, and combines startling imagery with a rich, precise metre. Staunchly avoiding the French literary scene--he refused the Prix Goncourt in 1951--he is one of the few authors to have been published in the Bibliotheque de la Pleiade during his lifetime. He died in 2007 aged 97. Julien Gracq's A Dark Stranger is also available from Pushkin Press.