978-0-7206-1173-1 / 0720611733

The Miscreant (Peter Owen Modern Classics)

by Cocteau, Jean

Publisher:Peter Owen Ltd



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with drawings by Cocteau. Forestier, the central character, is a parasite and dilettante who responds readily to beauty in both sexes. In Paris, he indulges in a life of dissipation with students and their mistresses, and falls in love with Germaine, a chorus girl kept by a rich banker. The affair, doomed from the start, forces him to come to terms not so much with society as with himself. A cleverly told story...a brilliant picture of adolescent loneliness."" - TLS. ""Extremely witty...with its Gothic imagery, its sense of the macabre and its nostalgia it makes enchanting reading...beautifully translated."" - BBC.

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