The Sagouin. Francois Mauriac. May 10, 1951. Plon. The circle of the book of France. Paperback edition. French literature.

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The Sagouin.
Francois Mauriac.
The circle of the book of France.
May 10, 1951.
Printed in Canada
Paperback edition.
122 pp.
19 cm x 12 cm.
Good condition (see photos).
Slightly rubbed corners (see photos).
Ruster at the junction of the back and the 4th dish (see photos).
last uncut guard pages.
Very clean interior (see photos).

According to babelIO review...
"It seems that Fran├žois Mauriac put the best of his art in this cruel painting of a family of hobereaux of the South-West whose heir, a poor degenerate man, misalllied himself by marrying a young girl who could not resist the desire to leave his bourgeois milieu and become a baroness. From this mismatched union was born a son, Guillou. We follow the ordeal of this child, so physically disgraced, so dirty, so backward that his mother calls him only "the Sagouin". We will also see him very close perhaps to salvation because someone, the schoolteacher of the village, treats him as human beings. A victim of the hatred of his mother, to whom he recalls nothing but odious memories, a victim of the village's prejudices, poor Guillou will lead his weak father into tragedy."

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