HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Check out the Valentine’s Day Heart Hunt!
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Belle du Seigneur by Albert Cohen
Loading...

Belle du Seigneur (1968)

by Albert Cohen

Other authors: See the other authors section.

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
7071119,845 (4.26)25
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 25 mentions

French (7)  English (4)  All languages (11)
Showing 4 of 4
17/2009 ( )
  TheAuntie | Aug 23, 2012 |
Un des plus beaux romans d'amour, qui fini mal, évidemment ( comme le dit la chanson des Rita Mitsouko)
1 vote LucileDesligneres | Apr 10, 2011 |
What a relief when the main characters finally kill themselves!
2 vote Svada | May 4, 2008 |
Chef D'oeuvre. Que dire qui n'a pas déjà été dit? ( )
  briconcella | Feb 28, 2007 |
Showing 4 of 4
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (12 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Albert Cohenprimary authorall editionscalculated
Albiñana, JavierTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fuster, JaumeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Killisch-Horn, Michael vonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kossodo, HelmutTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Viitanen, Anna-MaijaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
A ma femme.
First words
Information from the French Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Descendu de cheval, il allait le long des noisetiers et des églantiers, suivi des deux chevaux que le valet d'écurie tenait par les rênes, allait dans le craquement du silence, torse nu sous le soleil de midi, allait et souriait, étrange et princier, sûr d'une victoire.
Quotations
Last words
Information from the French Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0140188711, Mass Market Paperback)

First published in Paris in 1968, Belle du Seigneur is considered the masterpiece of Albert Cohen, a Jew who served the Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann, who became Israel's first Prime Minister, and worked for the Intergovernmental Committee on Refugees after World War II. This tortuous love story revolves around an adulterous affair between Sola, the ostentatious son of the Chief Rabbi of Cephalonia and Ariane d'Auble, a beautiful, blonde, Protestant aristocrat. Threatened by impending war and the growing anti-Semitism of Europe in the mid-1930s, the two struggle to keep passion alive. While Ariane molds herself into the perfection of femininity, Sola takes on a bitter cruelty that translates into revenge against the ostracism of himself and his people.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:09 -0400)

(see all 3 descriptions)

In 1930s Geneva, an official who rose high in the League of Nations by concealing his Jewish roots sets out to seduce a colleague's wife who represents his ideal of absolute love. A look at the mores and manners of the day.Avec cet ample roman, dont le titre aurait pu tre le Livre de l'Amour, c'est un roman sensuel, ardent, savoureux, lyrique. Une "fresque de l'Eternelle aventure de l'homme et de la femme". Deux volets. D'abord l'amour fou et le bonheur dlirant des corps. Puis la "maldiction d'tre toujours ensemble", la jalousie, la dlectation sadique et l'empoisonnement mutuel final. Prix de l'Acadmie franaise, 1968. [SDM].… (more)

» see all 2 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.26)
0.5 1
1 2
1.5 1
2 6
2.5
3 12
3.5 6
4 33
4.5 8
5 71

Penguin Australia

An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 132,456,583 books! | Top bar: Always visible