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The Lovers' Dilemma by Paul Bodin

The Lovers' Dilemma by Paul Bodin

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The Lovers' Dilemma

by Paul Bodin

Translated from the French by Pamela Morris

The Bodley Head, 1964 [First edition], hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little foxing to end-papers, title pages and fore-edges, previous owners date and gift inscription on half-title page; dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, shipping and small tears to edges and corners, (see photographs)

"This is a novel about love, a deeply moving story, charged with emotional response, of a man who cannot bring himself to choose between his wife and his mistress.  Both loves have become essential to him, and he has become essential to both women - an impossible situation in which the three lovers must pursue their tragedy to its logical conclusion.  they make a frantic attempt to live all together, to accept completely the outrageous pattern of their lives.  Finally, inevitably, the rope snaps ...
Te story is told without sentimentality.  the characters are three human people, in no way idealised or made to look larger than life, or better or worse than they really are.  It is a completely honest book - a sympathetic and penetrating study of an emotional situation which exists all too often, and although it is seldom recognised.
Once launched on the tide of this love story the reader will find it impossible not to see it through to the end, and equally impossible to withhold sympathetic response to the humanity and integrity with which it is told.  The Lover's Dilemma marks Paul Bodin of the younger generation of French writers."


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