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The Miscreant

The Miscreant( )
Author: Cocteau, Jean
Translator: Williams, Dorothy
Series title:Peter Owen Modern Classic Ser.
ISBN:978-0-7206-1173-1
Publication Date:Feb 2003
Publisher:Peter Owen Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.95
Book Description:

Jacques Forestier, the central character of Cocteau's famous first novel from 1921, is a parasite and dilettante who responds readily to beauty in both sexes. Leaving his provincial family he comes to Paris to study for his degree. Indulging in a life of dissipation with a group of students and their mistresses, he falls in love with Germaine, a chorus girl kept by a rich banker. The...
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Book Details
Pages:188
Detailed Subjects: Drama / European / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5 x 7.5 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.38 Pounds
Author Biography
Cocteau, Jean (Author)
Born in Maisons-Lafitte, France, on July 5, 1889, Jean Cocteau was a poet, actor, film director, and playwright. Cocteau's first volume of verse, La Lampe d'Aladian, established him as an important contemporary writer.

During recuperation from an opium addiction, Cocteau produced some of his best-known work, including his first motion picture, Blood of a Poet, the play Orpheus, and the novel Les Enfants Terribles. Cocteau later published Difficulty of Being, a loose collection of autobiographical observations. Jean Cocteau died on October 11, 1963, at the age of 74.

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