Calvary

Calvary Le Calvaire is a thinly veiled autobiographical novel which recounts the tortured and traumatic coming of age of the narrator Jean Mintie It paints a nightmarish picture of late nineteenth century Fr

  • Title: Calvary
  • Author: Octave Mirbeau Louis Rich
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  • Page: 102
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  • Calvary

    Le Calvaire is a thinly veiled autobiographical novel, which recounts the tortured and traumatic coming of age of the narrator Jean Mintie It paints a nightmarish picture of late nineteenth century French society from the stultifying boredom of bourgeois provincialism, to the horrors of the Franco Prussian war, the grotesque avarice of shameless women and the moral bankrLe Calvaire is a thinly veiled autobiographical novel, which recounts the tortured and traumatic coming of age of the narrator Jean Mintie It paints a nightmarish picture of late nineteenth century French society from the stultifying boredom of bourgeois provincialism, to the horrors of the Franco Prussian war, the grotesque avarice of shameless women and the moral bankruptcy of their compliant victims Mintie s progress through life is a descent into Hell, a plumbing of the lower depths, the martyrdom of a godless man in a godless age The publication of Le Calvaire in 1886 marked a brilliant beginning for the Angry Young Man of the Age, who went on to flay the Establishment in Torture Garden and The Diary of a Chambermaid.

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    1. Bettie☯

      gutenberg/ebooks/48773TRANSLATED BY LOUIS RICH (From the original French "Le Calvaire")Produced by Dagny, Laura Natal and Marc D'Hooghe at freeliterature (Images generously made available by the Internet Archive.) Illustration de Georges Jeanniot, 1902Description: Le Calvaire is a thinly veiled autobiographical novel, which recounts the tortured and traumatic coming of age of the narrator Jean Mintie. It paints a nightmarish picture of late nineteenth century French society: from the stultifying [...]

    2. Dagny

      An interesting study of obsession. I liked it much better than The Torture Garden, the only other book of his I've read.

    3. Laura

      The English version can be found at Project GutenbergFree download in French available at Project Gutenberg.Dagny made the R1 proofreading of this book for Free Literature, and I did the R2 round.The original file was provided by Internet Archive.The author show how his main characters are so decadent and self-destructive. But I really hated all parts where animals were savagely and brutal murdered. For this reason, I only gave 2 stars for this book.

    4. Tyler

      This story recounts a young man’s descent into ruin in late nineteenth century Paris, just the kind of tale to warm the cockles of my heart. How could I resist? Yet it wasn’t the straightforward narrative that got me, but rather the exacting prose. Two or three examples highlight the Victorian register of this chronicle of doom:Now, day by day, and as it were hour by hour, the bright horizons I had been reaching out to were closing in, and darkness was falling, a dense darkness that was not [...]

    5. tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE

      review of Octave Mirbeau's Le Calvaire by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - October 3, 2015 I 1st remember encountering the work of Mirbeau in translation in a collection entitled Bizarre edited by Barry Humphries wch I read in October, 1975. In the brief introduction to the excerpt from Mirbeau's "The Torture Garden" in that bk it's stated that "During the earlier part of Oscar Wilde's imprisonment, Mirbeau defended him in the French Press." (Bizarre, p 71) Anyone who supported Wilde at the time of [...]

    6. Simonida

      This was an interesting read I really liked The Torture Garden, it's one of my favorite books so I was interested in reading something else from Mirbeau The opening chapter is a really seductive beginning, and I do love the way this book started unfolding itself. Despite the sudden mood swings that occurred somewhere around half reading, and as I nearly finished the book a note of shallow reading consumed me, the fact that Le Calvaire is a largely autobiographical novel, kept my curiosity at a h [...]

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