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The Distant Lands: A Novel of the Antebellum South (1987)

by Julien Green

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3107. The Distant Lands, by Julien Green (read Aug 30, 1998). This book was published in France in 1987 and in English in 1990. It is a massive book, telling of 16-year-old Elizabeth Escridge, an English girl who comes to Georgia in 1850. This is a powerful and haunting book, and well worth reading. Green has been called a "Christian Kafka" and in 1971 was elected to the Academie Francaise--confined to 40 immortal writers. Reading this book was an awesome experience, reminding me of Flaubert. I found the prose haunting, even in English. I wish I could read him in French. This has been a major reading event in my life. ( )
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Kurstjens, WillemContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nix, RobertCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rijnsburger, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To the memory of my mother, daughter of the South.
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Elizabeth had just turned sixteen when she saw the plantation for the first time.
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Immersed in her adopted South's aristocratic antebellum society, English-born Elizabeth Escridge is ill-prepared for the Civil War that is to destroy that world forever.

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